India calls off maritime talks with Pakistan

The attested report of Court Martial General will also be included in the dossier.

Indian media reports suggest three people allegedly working with India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) were rounded up by the police in Rawalkot, Poonch district, for carrying out anti-state activities.

Pakistan has labelled Mr Jadhav a R&AW agent and a military court has awarded him the death sentence for carrying out sabotage and espionage activities in Karachi and Balochistan.

Jadhav was arrested in March a year ago, "for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan", according to a statement released by the Pakistan armed forces.

"We have sought from the Foreign Ministry (of Pakistan) a certified copy of the charge-sheet as well as the judgement in the death sentence of Jadhav, but there is no response yet from Pakistan's side", MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay told reporters.

It is also worth mentioning that Pakistanis incarcerated in Indian prisons have not been provided consular access for years, despite repeated requests and follow-up by the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

A day after Pakistan asked India to conduct more "active diplomacy" regarding the case of arrested former Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, officials stated that the next step could include the process of appeal and mercy petitions by his family. He had also pointed out that Mr Jadhav would also have the option of appealing to the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan within 60 days.

While these talks have been put on hold, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said the Government was taking all measures to gain consular access to Jadhav.

Abraham Mathai, President of Harmony Foundation - which awards the St. Mother Teresa Awards annually to prominent global citizens - has written to Pakistani peace campaigner Saeeda Diep of Lahore for help in the Jadhav case.

India had acknowledged that Jadhav had served with the navy but denied that he has any connection with the government.

  • Leroy Wright