Kulbhushan Jadhav issue: India retaliates, calls off security dialogue with Pakistan

Official sources here said the government was awaiting a response from Pakistan over its demand for a copy of the chargesheet against Jadhav as it mulled options to secure his release. He was tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and awarded the death sentence.

But to appease the increasing global pressure, Pakistan is now preparing an additional dossier on Kulbhushan Jadhav and intends to send a copy to United Nations.

Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, reportedly in Balochistan.

The development comes amid tension between the two countries over Jadhav, a former Indian naval officer, being awarded death sentence by a Pakistani military court.

Talking to Radio Pakistan on Saturday, Zakaria said that India was perpetrating subversive acts of terrorism in Pakistan in spite of deceptively denouncing it on the global front.

However, Janjua said since it is a case of espionage, consular access can't be granted contrary to the Indian High Commission's claim that the same must be granted under worldwide law.

The government is said to be contemplating a move similar to the one it launched a year ago after the Uri attack to "isolate" Pakistan.

The documents will also contain details of arrests and raids done by Pakistan security agencies on Jadhav's tip-offs. "All three individuals were paid agents of the Indian intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)", police told Geo News. The government can also consider revoking Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan, create global opinion to isolate Pakistan, and move the worldwide court of justice.

India says Mr Jadhav travelled to Tehran for business and was abducted.

Earlier, Minister of External Affairs - Sushma Swaraj had announced in Parliament that India will go to any extent to provide justice to Jadhav. India has also conveyed the message to Pakistan, according to The Economic Times.

On Friday, Pakistan put up a strong defence for Jadhav's death sentence, revealing for the first time the full charge sheet as well as a timeline of the proceedings against him.

  • Leroy Wright