The development is set to put further strain on the fragile relations between the two countries. 'If this sentence against an Indian citizen, awarded without observing basic norms of law and justice, is carried out, the Government and people of India will regard it as a case of premeditated murder,' the External Affairs Ministry said in reaction to the Pakistan Army's decision.
The MEA described the proceedings that have led to the sentence against Jadhav as 'farcical' in the absence of any credible evidence against him. Jadhav was kidnapped last year from Iran and his subsequent presence in Pakistan has never been explained credibly, it said. (UNI)