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India calls off maritime talks with Pakistan

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Nagpur: People participate in a signature campaign after a Pakistani Field General Court Martial awarded the capital punishment to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, in Nagpur on April 12, 2017. Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, reportedly in Balochistan. He has been accused of
People participate in a signature campaign after a Pakistani Field General Court Martial awarded the capital punishment to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav in Nagpur (Photo: IANS)

A coastal security source said India has called off bilateral maritime security talks with Pakistan scheduled for April 17….reports Asian Lite News

Nagpur: People participate in a signature campaign after a Pakistani Field General Court Martial awarded the capital punishment to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, in Nagpur on April 12, 2017. Jadhav was arrested on March 3, 2016, reportedly in Balochistan. He has been accused of "involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan". (Photo: IANS) by .
People participate in a signature campaign after a Pakistani Field General Court Martial awarded the capital punishment to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, in Nagpur (Photo: IANS)

A delegation led by Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency officials was to visit New Delhi for maritime talks with the Indian Coast Guard to discuss issues related to fishermen and search and rescue operations in the seas.

The decision came amid tension between India and Pakistan over the death sentence awarded to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan’s military court on charges of spying and espionage on April 10.

On Friday, Pakistan rejected India’s 14th attempt for consular access to Jadhav and maintained his trial was in accordance with the country’s laws.

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