Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India cancels maritime talks with Pakistan amid tensions

Jadhav, 46, was given death sentence after a military court in Pakistan found him guilty of "spying".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 15, 2017 12:17 pm
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Amid ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan over the death sentence awarded to former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, India has reportedly called off maritime security dialogue with Pakistan, which was scheduled to take place in the coming week. A delegation led by Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency (MSA) was scheduled to visit nation’s capital New Delhi on Sunday for a discussion regarding security of fishermen and rescue operations in the region. But the delegation was not given clearance to visit by the Ministry of Defence, according to Coast Guard sources cited by news agency PTI.

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Jadhav, 46, was given death sentence after a military court in Pakistan found him guilty of “spying” charges. India strongly retaliated against the judgment and said Jadhav’s hanging will be treated as a “premeditated murder”. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also said if the execution takes place, the relations between the two nations will further deteriorate.

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Pakistan police officials have claimed they arrested Jadhav in March 2016 from restive Balochistan province while he was trying to enter from Iran. Pakistan officials have also said that they conducted a fair trial and the accused, in a “confession video”, accepted that he is an Indian spy. India has agreed that Jadhav was a naval officer, but refused any ties with the government and has demanded Pakistan to hand-over a copy of charge-sheet against Jadhav and said that they will appeal to Pakistana gainst the verdict.

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Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautan Bambawale, after his meeting with Pakistan foreign secretary said, “I have asked for a certified copy of the charge-sheet as well as the judgement in the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav.I have again requested the Pakistan Foreign Secretary to give access to Jadhav so that we can appeal,” he said.

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    Eddy Eddy
    Apr 16, 2017 at 2:17 am
    Who gives a f g :D
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      Eddy Eddy
      Apr 16, 2017 at 2:14 am
      India cancels maritime talks with stan. Who gives a f g lolx :D
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        Mohammad Dar
        Apr 15, 2017 at 11:26 pm
        Good, get out and stay out, hindrance to truth hindus deniers of truth have nothing in common wit humanity, but, dogs of hindrance to truth hindusim, racism by faith, living by the dogma of hindrance to truth hinduism illegality by faith, in human form.
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          Rajveer Singh
          Apr 15, 2017 at 10:38 pm
          Why he was in possession of two p ports with different names. He is still in Indian navy. What he was doing in Iran being serving officer. He opted for cross examination of two colleagues why Indians are shy of sending them to pekistan to either prove him liar or otherwise. By the way when kasab as lone actor was hanged why not a serving spy
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            Mohammad Dar
            Apr 15, 2017 at 11:29 pm
            They set the rules, now they want to change, "NO" give him a fair trial in Ajmal style, and hang him, in same manors, High in same manors, without any one of his own around him, and be berried on the jail ground.
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              Aki Jumar
              Apr 15, 2017 at 11:29 pm
              Ha Ha... It looks like you know more than what Pak or Indian intelligence knows. I am you also have dual iden y, one iden y you use for post another is your real iden y. Kasab was terrorist and caught red handed and its laughable if you compare Kasab and this case. As far as dual p ports are concerned, who knows if he acquired the p ports by himself or stani intelligence created a fake p port and start telling that Jadhav was having possession of the p port
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              Rajveer Singh
              Apr 15, 2017 at 7:06 pm
              Oh again stan wins. Talk for maritime problems at Indian border not stani..... what a country
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                Mahender Goriganti
                Apr 15, 2017 at 5:33 pm
                No need to talk but constant s ing of La is in order to respond. appropriately and adequately.
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                  liayaqat
                  Apr 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm
                  Pak media angry after India and Afghanistan arrested 218 ISI spy Google above
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                    liayaqat
                    Apr 15, 2017 at 5:01 pm
                    This is on
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