Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India retaliates by ending bilateral talks

Pakistan also said that India had not responded to "specific information" sought on Jadhav in January - which New Delhi has rejected.

"The Indian Defense Ministry has, in fact, not given its nod to the visit of a delegation of MSA officials on April 16".

Pakistan refused for the 14th time the Indian request for consular access to Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court for subversive activities and waging war against Pakistan. Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, reportedly in Balochistan. He also said Jadhav had illegally crossed over to Pakistan from the Saravan border in Iran.

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On Friday evening, former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told Doordarshan in an interview that Pakistan was playing a "dangerous game" by sentencing Jadhav to death.

The Pakistan Army had also released a "confessional video" of Jadhav after his arrest. "I have again requested the Pakistan foreign secretary to give access to Jadhav so that we can appeal", he said. A hot line also exists between the Director General Indian Coast Guard and the Head of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency based in Karachi since 2006 to discuss such issues on a regular basis.

Jadhav, 46, was tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and was awarded the death sentence. "So, my first demand was to provide us the details of the charge-sheet and copy of the verdict", he said. "If anything happens to him, we will term it as a pre-meditated murder", he said.

Aziz listed a several cases of terrorism in which he said Jadhav was involved.

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