Kulbhushan Jadhav reunion as it happened: Pakistan claims prisoner in good health, family satisfied

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Kulbhushan Jadhav reunion as it happened: Pakistan claims prisoner in good health, family satisfied
  • 17:30 (IST)

    Watch: Jadhav's latest medical report say he is 'alert' and in 'good health'

  • 17:26 (IST)

    Pakistan should have allowed one-on-one contact to Jadhav's family, meeting should have been private, says Subramanian Swamy

  • 16:59 (IST)

    Meeting only a humanitarian gesture, won't impact case at ICj, says Pakistan

    "This was only a humanitarian meeting and it is not going to impact the case in International Court of Justice," Pakistan foreign office said. 

  • 16:56 (IST)

    Jadhav again confessed to waging war against Pakistan, showed remorse for causing innocent deaths: Pakistan foreign office 

    "Jadhav is the face of Indian terror in Pakistan. He has confessed to killing Aslam Chaudhary. He expressed remorse for taking Pakistani lives. Jadhav, who is a serving naval officer, has confessed to being a R&AW agent," Pakistan foreign office spokesperson said. 

  • 16:45 (IST)

    Pakistan 'categorically' declares meeting wasn't consular access, decision on consular access will come in due time

    "Pakistan has honoured all its commitment. The Indian consular was told beforehand that he will be able to see the meeting and so he was allowed. If we had allowed him to speak or listen to Jadhav, it would have come under the issue of consular access. We will decide about it in due course," Foreign Ofiice spokesperson said. 

  • 16:42 (IST)

    Allowing meeting doesn't mean any change in Pakistan’s stance: Pakistan foreign office

    Pakistan foreign office spokesperson reiterated that the meeting does not mean any change in Pakistan’s stance regarding Jadhav. “Jadhav is a spy and terrorist. He has been sentenced to death by Pakistan,” he said. 

  • 16:40 (IST)

    Pakistan MoFA shows medical report of Jadhav, claims he is in excellent healthy condition

    “Jadhav has been kept in comfort here and is in excellent health. We don’t have anything to hide. This is a positive gesture from Pakistan’s side,” Pakistan foreign office spokesperson said. 

  • 16:38 (IST)

    Commander Jadhav is the face of Indian terrorism in Paksitan: Mohammed Faisal, MoFA spokesperson

    "Commander Jadhav is the face of Indian terrorism in Paksitan," said Mohammed Faisal, spokesperson of Pakistan's foreign ministry. "Paksitan permitted the Indian request purely on humanitarian ground as in accordance with Islamic morals and teachings," he said while adding that "many mothers have lost their sons" due to "Commander Jadhav's action on the Indian behest."

  • 16:33 (IST)

     Jadhav’s wife and mother reach Indian High Commission office

  • 16:32 (IST)

    At least someone was able to see him finally, but overall meeting unsatisfactory, says Shashi Tharoor

  • 16:29 (IST)

    Watch: Latest video statement of Kulbhushan Jadhav released by Pakistan authorities

    The video statement, wherein he was seen briefly recounting the so-called confession, is apparently recorded sometime before he met his family.  

  • 16:14 (IST)

    Paksitan media briefing starts with a recorded statement from Jadhav

    Pakistan foreign office will address the media shortly. The press meet started with a recorded video statement by Jadhav, wherein he thanks the Pakistani government for allowing him to meet his family on humanitarian grounds. He is once again seen repeating his so called confession. 

    "I am very thankful to the government of Pakistan for the humanitarian gesture," Jadhav is heard saying in the video. 

  • 16:06 (IST)

    Pakistan only allowed meeting due to international pressure, says Kulbhushan Jadhav's friend Sachin Kale

  • 16:00 (IST)

  • 15:59 (IST)

    Jadhav's meeting with family lasted 35 minutes, mother, wife now leave foreign office 

  • 15:48 (IST)

    Jadhav's family to leave for Indian Embassy from Pakistan Foreign Office 

  • 15:46 (IST)

    Jadhav’s family to return to India via Oman

    Jadhav's mother and wife will leave for India today only. The family is expected to take a flight to New Delhi via Oman. They are expected to leave around 5 pm. 

  • 15:42 (IST)

    Kulbhushan Jadhav's meeting with family ends 

  • 15:36 (IST)

    Pakistan foreign office releases more images of the meeting 

  • 15:35 (IST)

    After 30 minutes of time, the meeting time has been extended: Ary News

  • 15:26 (IST)

    Pakistan says Jadhav allowed to meet family on Jinnah's birthday

  • 15:20 (IST)

    Only mother, wife allowed to speak to Jadhav, Indian envoy witnesses meeting at a distance

  • 15:17 (IST)

    Watch: Jadhav meets family after 22 months

  • 15:15 (IST)

    Kulbhushan Jadhav meets family at Pakistan foreign office

  • 15:11 (IST)

    Jadhav met family across glass pane, conversation video recorded by Pakistan officials  

  • 14:51 (IST)

    Jadhav's family to catch 11.10 pm flight to India via Oman

  • 14:51 (IST)

    Kulbhushan Jadhav finally meets family after 22 months

  • 14:50 (IST)

    It is very difficult to talk under strict security vigil and overwhelming emotions: Sarabjit's sister recalls her experience 

    Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur, recalling her own experience of meeting her brother Sarabjit in Pakistan, told India Today that it was a difficult time. She said that there is no question of talking normally because of the constant and strict vigil of the officials. She also added that it is a very emotionally overwhelming moment and before she could control her emotions the meeting was already over and she was being ushered out by the Pakistani officials. 

  • 14:44 (IST)

    Indian envoy to accompany Jadhav's family during the meet: NDTV

  • 14:39 (IST)

    Can understand what they are going through, says Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur

    Speaking to India Today, Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, said that she can understand what Jadhav's family is going through. "I know very well what they are going through right now... I remember even I was given half an hour 20 minutes to meet my brother but I couldn't stop crying after seeing him. There was very little time given and I spent most of it crying."

  • 14:36 (IST)

    Jadhav's family won't talk to media

    According to CNN-News18 Jadhav’s wife and mother will not be speak to the media but officials of the Pakistan foreign office will brief the media persons present at the venue after the meeting. 

  • 14:29 (IST)

    Pakistan says consular access to Jadhav not given

    The Pakistan Foreign Office on Monday clarified that India has not been given consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, ahead of his meeting with his wife and mother here.

    Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal said the presence of an Indian diplomat during the scheduled meeting between Jadhav and his family does not mean India has been given consular access to Jadhav, on death row in Pakistan.

    Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif earlier had said that India had been given consular access to the Jadhav, describing it as a "concession".

  • 14:18 (IST)

    Pakistan foreign office tweets picture of Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife, mother inside official premises. "We honour our commitments," the tweet adds.

  • 14:12 (IST)

    Meeting begins

    Reports from Pakistan say the family members of Kulbhushan Jadhav has met him at the Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad. This is the first time Jadhav has been allowed to meet anyone from India since his detention in March 2016. 

  • 14:08 (IST)

    More visuals from outside Pakistan foreign office | Meet to begin in minutes

  • 14:04 (IST)

    Visuals from outside Pakistan foreign office

  • 14:01 (IST)

    Kulbhushan Jadhav's family enters Pakistan foreign ministry with Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh, meeting to begin in five to ten minutes

  • 13:59 (IST)

    Kulbhushan Jadhav's family reaches Pakistan foreign ministry along with Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh

  • 13:57 (IST)

    Jadhav's family leaves for Pakistan foreign office

  • 13:48 (IST)

    Kulbhushan Jadhav's meeting with family likely to last 30 minutes

    Reports suggest Kulbhushan Jadhav will be allowed to see his wife and mother only for a short duration of 30 minutes. This much-awaited meeting comes 22 months after Jadhav was allegedly illegally detained by the Pakistani authorities in March 2016.

  • 13:42 (IST)

    Kulbhushan Jadhav's family leaves Indian High Commission

    Pakistani media reports Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother have left for the foreign office in Islamabad after paying a visit at the Indian High Commission

  • 13:38 (IST)

    Photos, video of meeting to be released to media

    Pakistan has announced it would issue photos and a video of the meeting and also allow the family to interact with media, if India agrees. Officials also said Jadhav's family would not interact with the media.

  • 13:36 (IST)

    Special passes allotted for road travel near foreign office

    Roads leading to the Constitution Avenue, on which Ministry Of Foreign Affairs is located, have been closed for traffic. Special security passes have been issued for those visiting the Foreign Office, officials said.

  • 13:29 (IST)

    Pakistan foreign office clarifies position on consular access

    Clarifying earlier reports in the media, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the presence of an Indian diplomat during the scheduled meeting between Jadhav and his family does not mean Jadhav has been given Indian consular access.​

  • 13:21 (IST)

    Kulbhushan Jadhav's family reaches Indian High Commission in Islamabad

  • 13:19 (IST)

    Jadhav's family to return to India via Oman

    Jadhav's family would be immediately travelling back to India via Oman. They will travel to Muscat on Oman Air, and then will board an Air India flight to New Delhi, Dawn News reported.

    The Oman Air flight is scheduled to depart at 6.15 pm from Islamabad to Muscat, according to Islamabad airport authorities.

    According to the Oman airport website, flight AI-974 is scheduled to depart for Delhi at 11.10 pm from Oman.

  • 13:04 (IST)

    First Indian access to Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan

    This is the first access anyone from India will have access to former Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was allegedly illegally detained by Pakistani officials in March 2016.

    Pakistan authorities granted visas to Jadhav's wife and mother while denying consular access to India 22 times in a row since his arrest last year.

  • 12:59 (IST)

    Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother to first visit Indian High Commission in Islamabad

  • 12:55 (IST)

    Jadhav's family to return to India this evening

    Kulbhushan Jadhav's family would be travelling immediately back to India in the evening after spending barely seven hour in the country, according to reports. Jadhav's wife and mother arrived in Islamabad via Dubai. They would be spending around seven hours in the country before returning to India.

  • 12:49 (IST)

    Heavy security arranged near the meeting venue

    Pakistan Rangers, anti-terrorism squads and sharp shooters deployed on rooftops, traffic disallowed in the area

At a press briefing in Islamabad, the Pakistan foreign office released a new video featuring Kulbhushan Jadhav in which he thanks the government of Pakistan for allowing him to meet his wife and his mother. Their spokesperson Mohammed Faisal called Jadhav the "face of Indian terrorism" adding that allowing the meeting in no way means that Pakistan's stance on Jadhav has changed.

He also repeated the charges levelled against Jadhav, reasserting that he has accepted all of them, showing remorse for the death of innocent people. He also said that Jadhav was allowed to meet his family, in accordance with the tenets of Islam, on the birth anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother met him for the first time after his detention in March 2016, but they were seated across a glass partition at the Pakistan Foreign Office. The meeting lasted around 35 minutes and Indian envoy was not allowed inside the room. The conversation was video recorded by the Pakistani authorities, however, media coverage of the same was barred.

In some of the pictures released by the foriegn office shows Jadhav sitting dressed in a blue suit in a glass box. He was allowed to talk to his family via a phone.

The Pakistan Foreign Office on Monday clarified that India has not been given consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, ahead of his meeting with his wife and mother here.

Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal said the presence of an Indian diplomat during the scheduled meeting between Jadhav and his family does not mean India has been given consular access to Jadhav, on death row in Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif earlier had said that India had been given consular access to the Jadhav, describing it as a "concession".

Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav's family travelled to Pakistan on Monday morning, and are scheduled to India on the same day's evening after spending barely seven hour in the country, according to a media report.

There are very few non-stop flights from Islamabad to New Delhi with fastest one-stop flight between Islamabad and New Delhi taking close to 10 hours.

Jadhav's family would be immediately travelling back to India via Oman. They will travel to Muscat on Oman Air an then will board Air India flight to New Delhi, Dawn News reported.

The Oman Air flight is scheduled to depart at 6.15 p from Islamabad to Muscat, according to Islamabad airport authorities.

Earlier, media reports said that Pakistan had asked India to convey the plan of Jadhav's family at the earliest otherwise it would be difficult to arrange the meeting.

 Kulbhushan Jadhav reunion as it happened: Pakistan claims prisoner in good health, family satisfied

Former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother meet him while seated across a glass partition at the Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad on Monday. PTI

Separately, Faisal had said that the meeting would take place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its photo and video footage would be issued.

The mother and wife of Jadhav were being provided with a meeting with him in the light of "Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds," he had said.

Pakistan on December 20 issued visa to Jadhav's wife and mother to visit Islamabad to meet him.

Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April, following which India moved the ICJ in May. The ICJ halted his execution on India's appeal pending the final verdict by it.

Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies.

It said that Jadhav is not an ordinary person as he had entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out sabotage activities.

Pakistan claims its security forces arrested Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel from its restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran.

India, however, maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Dec 25, 2017 18:02:48 IST


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