Family of Convicted Indian Spy Arrives in Pakistan to See Him

Family of Convicted Indian Spy Arrives in Pakistan to See Him

Indian forces resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC, prompting a strong response from Pakistani forces, it said. "We are just waiting to see them, so that we will feel the same joy that they felt while meeting him". However they were able to communicate with him mainly via a telephone.

The 40-minute meeting took place across a glass pane in the Pakistani foreign office in the presence of Indian deputy high commissioner J.P. Singh, with the conversation conducted over the phone.

He alleged that Jadhav was sentenced to death due to his involvement in terrorism. From Pakistan's side, Foreign Office Director for India, Dr Fareha Bugti, was present at the meeting.

Indian media wrongly credited their Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the meeting between convicted RAW spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and his family, contrary to the clarification of Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) that the meeting was held on humanitarian grounds.

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Earlier, Jadhav met his mother and wife at Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad but with a glass panel separating them.

Jadhav's wife and mother were both our guests, he said, adding: "They came and left in an honourable fashion". He insisted that the meeting was arranged in the light of "Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds".

Pakistan, which turned the meeting into a media spectacle in a desperate bid to improve its image on the global arena, could not find courage to allow Kulbhushan to meet his family in private or even touch or hug each other.

The video played during the press conference was recorded before Jadhav's meeting with his family, officials said.

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TV footage showed a convoy of around seven vehicles escorting Jadhav's family in the city.

Jadhav was at the ministry before his family arrived. The request for a meeting with the mother had been pending since April 2017. Speaking to ANI, Major General (retired) GD Bakshi said, "Today the spokesperson of Pakistan's foreign ministry was acting like he is the reincarnation of Mother Teresa".

In the undated video, Jadhav says: "I am Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, number 4155 Zulu of the Indian Navy". Pakistan on 20 December issued visa to Jadhav's wife and mother to visit Islamabad to meet him.

Islamabad has repeatedly rejected New Delhi's plea for consular access to Jadhav at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging he was not an ordinary person and had entered the country with intent of spying and carrying out sabotage activities.

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The ICJ suspended the execution, pending final judgment by the court. India, however, maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.

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