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Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Govt Gives Go-ahead to Wife's Visit to Pakistan, Say Sources

File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. (Photo: PTI)

File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. (Photo: PTI)

Sources told CNN-News18 that the decision about the date of the visit will be taken soon. The sources also claimed that Pakistan's move to allow a meeting between Jadhav and his wife came after tremendous pressure by Indian diplomats.

New Delhi: The Indian government on Wednesday gave a go-ahead to Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife to visit Pakistan to meet him, more than a year after he was arrested for "spying" and "subversive activities".

Sources told CNN-News18 that the decision about the date of the visit will be taken soon. Sources also claimed that Pakistan's move to allow a meeting between Jadhav and his wife came after tremendous pressure by Indian diplomats.

"National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval is personally monitoring the situation and has held several back-channel meetings," a source claimed.

A military court in Pakistan has sentenced Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav to death for alleged involvement in "spying" and "subversive activities". India has acknowledged Jadhav as a retired Indian Navy officer but denied that he was in any way connected to the government.

Kulbhushan Jadhav is a retired Indian Navy officer who Pakistan alleges is a spy for the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW). He was arrested allegedly from Balochistan after he entered from Iran

The Indian government, on the other hand, says that he was picked up from Iran.

The Pakistani government slapped terrorism and sabotage charges against him in April 2016. Sartaj Aziz, an advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on foreign affairs, had in March 2017, claimed that the country won't extradite Jadhav. He was also denied a consular access by Pakistan.