Kulbhushan Jadhav case

The ICJ in July had asked Pakistan to comply with the Vienna Conventions and provide consular access to Jadhav and to ensure "effective review and reconsideration of his conviction and sentences".

Pakistan on Sunday announced it will grant consular access to the retired Indian Navy officer, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court on the basis of extracted confession of “espionage and terrorism” after a closed trial in April 2017.

Government sources said that Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia will be meeting with Jadhav. Sources also added that they hope Pakistan ensures the "right atmosphere" for the meeting, keeping with the letter and spirit of the ICJ order.

This comes a month after Pakistan Foreign Office had announced that they would grant consular access to the 49-year-old Indian prisoner. India did not agree to the meeting since the terms and conditions were not suitable.

In a global victory for India and major setback for Pakistan, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on wednesday stayed the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Jadhav, a 49-year-old former Naval officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on April 11, 2017, on alleged charges of espionage and terrorism. Following this, India had approached the ICJ against Pakistan "for egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963" in the matter.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in Netherlands is set to deliver its verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case today at 6.30 PM (IST).

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began final hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at The Hague in Netherlands on Monday. Before the start of hearing the Indian and Pakistani legal teams reached the court but the Indian team refused to shake hands with their Pakistani counterpart.

Jadhav was arrested in Balochistan in March 2016 on charges of espionage and sentenced to death by a military court.