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Amid row over Kulbhushan Jadhav, India cancels maritime talks with Pak

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 15, 2017, 11:40 am IST
Updated Apr 15, 2017, 11:42 am IST
Journalists look at an image of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. (Photo: AP)
 Journalists look at an image of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: India has called off maritime security dialogue with Pakistan, scheduled for early next week, amid tensions over death sentence being awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav on charges of spying.

A delegation led by Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency (MSA) was to visit New Delhi April 16-19 to discuss issues related to fishermen and search and rescue operations.

Coast Guard sources said the Ministry of Defence has not given clearance for the delegation's visit.

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.

India has said if Jadhav were to be executed, it will be considered as a "premeditated murder".

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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