ISLAMABAD - The United States has promised to Pakistan it will play its role to stop Research and Analysis Wing meddling in the country, The Nation has learnt.

Pakistan and Iran are also cooperating to dismantle the RAW network targeting peace in this country. Islamabad is in contact with global powers to influence India in stopping India from destabilising its neighbours, especially Pakistan.

On the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi met world leaders – including US President Barrack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi - to present Pakistan’s grievances on RAW interference.

Pakistan’s concerns on RAW aggravated after the arrest of RAW agent Kulbhushan Yadav, who was caught from Balochistan. A number of other RAW operatives were nabbed later on his leads.

Yadav confessed he was a serving naval officer and had joined the intelligence services in 2003 and ran a spy ring in Balochistan from Iran with the target to instigate terrorism. Yadav, from Mumbai, said he had joined India’s National Defence Academy in 1987 before going on to join the Indian Navy in 1991.

Last week Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan had appraised the world’s major countries and forums about Yadav’s arrest.

“Pakistan has decided to make contacts with international community regarding Indian intrusion,” he added.

He said the issue had also been raised with the United Nations and the European Union, adding the Pakistani ambassadors in major countries of the world had been directed to highlight this issue with respective governments.

As Islamabad garners international support against RAW network, the government has launched a massive cleansing operation against the spies across the country.

A senior government official told The Nation, Pakistan had received a positive response from global powers and its case had been accepted as genuine.

“The US has especially promised to help, both in bringing the two sides on the table and to influence India to stop such activities. They appreciated our concerns,” he said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Barrack Obama in Washington on the sidelines of the NSS and issue of regional peace in South Asia was discussed.

“The US has conveyed to us that Modi supported the dialogue process and was against destroying regional peace,” the official added.

Another official said the British PM and the Chinese Foreign Minister agreed with Pakistan that the RAW issue must be investigated. “They pledged to help wherever possible,” he added.

He said the RAW issue was being effectively raised at the United Nations and member countries were supporting Pakistan’s point of view.

India is meanwhile seeking access to Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar in connection with the Pathankot attack and other terror acts.

A team of investigators from India is expected soon in Pakistan and New Delhi insists they should be given access to Maulana Masood Azhar – a demand unlikely to be accepted by Islamabad.

Pakistan had earlier sent a Joint Investigation Team to India in consultation with the government of India for further probe. The JIT concluded its six-day investigations last week.

Defence analyst Air Marshal Shahid Latif (r) said Pakistan should highlight RAW issue on international forums and conclude this matter as India was habitual in backing and sponsoring anti-state elements in Pakistan.

“India is continuously creating problems for Pakistan and now once again our security forces arrested a key Indian spy from Balochistan, who was on the mission to target Gwadar Port. In 1971, India provoked innocent Bengalis against the state and formed Mukti Bahni,” he said.

Latif said the arrested spy revealed that India wanted to derail multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.

“India is involved at several fronts against Pakistan and wants to destabilise the neighbouring country. The Indian involvement in Pakistan comes under war crimes and the United Nations Security Council has a cell to address such issues. Pakistan should use this forum alongside other international platforms to pressurise India,” he added.

Another defence analyst Lt-Gen (r) Abdul Qayum said the arrest of Indian spy from Balochistan was an important achievement and a big proof of Indian involvement in Pakistan.

“RAW and Mossad want to destabilise Pakistan to stop the processes of development and progress. This arrested terrorist provided several leads of Indian designs in the region. Iran and Afghanistan should learn lessons by the statement of this arrested agent and restrict Indian involvement in Pakistan from their counties,” he said.

Analyst Dr Huma Baqai said with the arrest of RAW agent, India was in a difficult position. “This Indian spy has confessed to involvement of RAW in subversive activities in Pakistan. We should talk to the international community,” she added.

Baqai said Pakistan’s perspective was being recognised by global community. “Pakistan has provided empirical evidence to international community about Indian designs against Pakistan,” she remarked.