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.

Also Read | Give us Kulbhushan Jadhav chargesheet, consular access: India to Pakistan

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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                      liayaqat
                      Apr 15, 2017 at 5:01 pm
                      / and then thread of full webiste.
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                        liayaqat
                        Apr 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm
                        Stop Yapping. Watch and read on google, what Indian government is doing to make peole like Imran khan of stan is now saying, free Jadhav. Also watch this s: www. /watch?v 8oDcITmF4sM
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                          KAPIL DEV
                          Apr 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm
                          all the STANI TERRORIST WHO ARE IN INDIAN JAIL SHOULD BE HANDED OVER TO MILITARY COURTS AND AWARD THEM DEATH SENTENCE . LATO KE BHOOT BAATON SE NAHI MANTEY ?
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                            NS
                            Apr 15, 2017 at 4:06 pm
                            India should call back its envoy from stan. Break up diplomatic ties with this nonsense Country.
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                              Eddy Eddy
                              Apr 16, 2017 at 2:20 am
                              Yes we also don't want any talks with iastan :D
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                              Indian
                              Apr 15, 2017 at 3:57 pm
                              India should stop all contact with PA-KIS ------- Stop all VISA, Bus, Plane, Train, Trucks, Business, Bollywood, Music, Sports etc with PAK. ............. Don't allow any PA-KI to enter India.
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                                liayaqat
                                Apr 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm
                                Saach ko Aanch Nahin. So goes the saying If stani version was correct they would have boldly given access to Mr. Jadhav and conducted his case in an open court for maximum publicity and damage to Indian agencies. But by hiding behind doors and issuing statements on confession and the likes, they have proven without an iota of a doubt that san is a sham country, its politicians are sham and so is its army. Give me General Bajwa for a week, he will parrot what I will like him to. A converted coward father's bogus general. If he has the courage, come to India and stand in a RAW cell for one week, you and your w converted generation of wahhabis will sing a song praising Bhoo Bhoo, whoo whoo whoo, Trumpy Trump, Obama Obama, Hillary Hillary. A sure shot case of mad people home.
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                                  Rohit Chandavarker
                                  Apr 15, 2017 at 3:33 pm
                                  Calling off of talks may have a limited impact & is not going to shake the stani establishment much. India will have to deploy a disruptive agenda to keep Rawalpindi in a constant state of anxiety. For one, the measures to be implemented need to hurt the establishment in a punitive & deterrent manner. Second, there has to be a coordinated action that unnerves the powers in Rawalpindi. One must also keep in mind that Nawaz Sharif is practically a non en y & hence, the measures need to hurt Rawalpindi rather than Islamabad. Finally, India needs to be pro active & not reactive in its dealings with stan.
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                                    Gopu
                                    Apr 15, 2017 at 3:12 pm
                                    WHERE IS 56 INCH HIDING ?
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                                      DILIP
                                      Apr 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm
                                      He is thrusting deep inside your bibi's phuudy ch000t.
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                                      pravin
                                      Apr 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm
                                      RAW is afraid he may spill other raw agents names in pak , and sanghiis in tremor mode becoz other non sanghhi undercover raw agents may flee countries like pak bdesh burma srilanka - thats y asking counsular acess either to finish him or threaten to harm his relatives
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                                        SAMAR
                                        Apr 15, 2017 at 2:57 pm
                                        With a zealously belligerent neighbour as pak,establishment of peace in the region still seems to be a remote possibility. India's step comes as a retaliation to the jadhav episode & stan exactly wants the maintenance of regional tension, so that China keeps feeding its treasury.
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                                          Mehemud Alam
                                          Apr 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm
                                          Ask Feku to beg to stan establishment or beg Trump( who is supposed to be India's biggest friend) to release Kulbhusan. by the way where is Feku's God Father ..RSS? Tell RSS to attack stan. G me Dam nehi , hum kisi se kam nahi!
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                                            Indian
                                            Apr 15, 2017 at 4:18 pm
                                            PA-KIS will come begging to India to play Cricket, Hockey, Kabbadi etc in India and for being part of Bollywood. ........... and INDIANS will KICK YOU. .......................... And ISI Colonel is already with India and will face the same fate as that of Kulbhushan.
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                                              Mohammad Dar
                                              Apr 15, 2017 at 11:32 pm
                                              Keep on dreaming in hinduism stupidity, hindus ignorant s of hindered gutter of hinduiism, racism by faith, indians.
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                                            lafanga
                                            Apr 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm
                                            Just small minded peessure tactics by Hindia to hide the fact that they cannot provide any explanation to the question why Kulbushan was travelling with multiple iden ies and p ports if he is innocent. Hindia is just trying to hide the embarr ment with dumb propa a of having their main RAW agent captured with his dhoti down in the middle of Baluchistan.
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                                              Mc Douglas
                                              Apr 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm
                                              😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂👍👍👍👍👍
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                                                Hedonist
                                                Apr 15, 2017 at 3:08 pm
                                                Pakmussie provide consular access
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                                                  Indian
                                                  Apr 15, 2017 at 4:04 pm
                                                  Lafanga Sab, Kulbushan was doing Business with ISL-AMIC REPUBLIC of IRAN and may have obtained Indian P port with FAKE MU-SLIM NAME as he must be getting some benefit for working in an IS-LAMIC COUNTRY as a MU-SLIM. .......................... It would be MOST FOOLISH thing for an INDIAN SPY to enter Pak through Baluchistan with a Valid Indian P port- even if in Fake Name- as PA-KIS have been accusing India of involvement in Baluch Violence for a long time and every Indian will be closely watched by PA-KI ISI while inside Baluchistan.
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                                                    lafanga
                                                    Apr 15, 2017 at 5:25 pm
                                                    So your excuse is that he had fake Muslim name to enter Iran for business to gain some benefit LOL. You mean to say that Iran does not allow Indians with Hindu names into Iran? What a load of BS this is hahahaha. Kulbushan has been entering stan with fake Muslim iden y since 2003 without raising alert before until he was discovered by the intel agencies and captured. We know India will never admit he is a spy but for crying out loud stop providing ridiculous reasons to spin it away. Just keep quiet and admit that he got caught and work thru some back channels to get him released. Making all this fake noise won't solve anything.
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                                                      Indian
                                                      Apr 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm
                                                      Lafanga Sab, Only an absolutely FOOLISH INDIAN SPY will enter of all PAK STATES- BALUCHISTAN with a Valid Indian P port as port as it will be absolute give away. Its as bad as a man riding an Elephant through the Market and not be notice. ................... A FAKE INDIAN P PORT with MU-SLIM NAME must have surely given him some advantage in the business he was doing in IS-LAMIC STATE of IRAN. ....... Even QUR-AN 5:80, 3:28, 3:118, 9:23 and many more verses directs MU-SLIMS NOT to be friends of NON-BELIEVERS -HI-NDUS, CHRI-STIANS,JE-WS.
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                                                    stranger
                                                    Apr 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm
                                                    if immediate consular access is not granted india should expell all s and diplomats. there is no need of diplomatic relations if most basic rule involving security of citizens are flouted at will
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                                                      Mc Douglas
                                                      Apr 15, 2017 at 3:05 pm
                                                      Which F Cotizen Jadhuv or mubarik
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                                                      Pagrri Sanbhaal
                                                      Apr 15, 2017 at 1:04 pm
                                                      India shud better behave and stop threatening P akistan otherwise she shud get prepared from the joint nuclear attack from P akistan and its all weather friend China.
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                                                        Ravi
                                                        Apr 15, 2017 at 2:07 pm
                                                        Fake commentator. Gone are the days with Congress -provide Pappu girls deal done but not now. PAK will be finished sooner or later by US. MOdi is working thru Trump. Expect next FATHER OF BOMB will be in PAK
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                                                          Mc Douglas
                                                          Apr 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm
                                                          Modi is working with trump how to make tea using cow P
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                                                          Hedonist
                                                          Apr 15, 2017 at 3:09 pm
                                                          China will ditch you Kadhi
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                                                            DILIP
                                                            Apr 15, 2017 at 3:37 pm
                                                            Not using cow P but milk fingered out of your rundy mummo's phuddy.
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