|Published : 15 Apr 2017, 18:35:09 | Updated : 15 Apr 2017, 18:37:32|
Indo-Pak maritime security talks flounder amid Jadhav row
India has jettisoned a maritime security dialogue with Pakistan, scheduled for early next week, amid tensions over the death sentence awarded to Indian naval officer 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.
An Indian media report quoted Coast Guard sources as saying that the Ministry of Defence did not give clearance for the delegation's trip.
The development comes amid tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours over the capital punishment given in a court martial by the Pakistani military.
India has said if Jadhav were to be executed, it would be considered ‘premeditated murder’.