Jadhav row: India calls off security dialogue with Pakistan

India is looking to mount yet another diplomatic offensive to save Kulbhushan Jadhav who was awarded death sentence by a Pakistani military court.

The Times of India (TOI) has reported that India on Friday called off talks between the two neighbouring countries on maritime security which was scheduled to be held on April 17.

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

"They have denied our request for consular access 13 times (in the past one year)". India has said it will appeal the order and was studying the Pakistan Army Act to defend Jadhav.

Meanwhile, in what could add to the tension, Police in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir claimed on Saturday, arresting three suspected Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agents for their alleged involvement in anti-state activities. "Pakistan talks about maintaining a good relationship with India".

"Khalil would take with him cigarettes and [mobile phone] memory cards, carrying pictures of bridges, mosques controlled by the Deobandi school of thought, and army and police installations", Imran said.

Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale met Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in Islamabad with a request for consular access to Jadhav and also sought a copy of the charge-sheet against him.

The government is also planning to review business and religious pilgrimage visas offered to Pakistani citizens.

However, Indian officials refused to release the pledged money to the three because they were unable to provide a newspaper report as proof of their action, the police officer said.

Jadhav's death penalty has worsened ties that have been frosty since last year's attack by Pakistani terrorists on an army camp in Kashmir's Uri, in which 19 military personnel were killed.

"You can not be in the forefront of both demanding the stopping of Jadhav's hanging by Pakistan state and supporting and celebrating capital punishment by the Indian state".

Baglay said Jadhav is an innocent Indian who is a retired officer of the Indian Navy and these two things were conveyed to Pakistan in March 2016, when issue of his "illegal custody there came to our attention".

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