New Delhi wants security guarantees from Islamabad for the wife of self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav wife before reaches Pakistan to meet him, said a Times of India report.
The Narendra Modi-led Indian government is not ready to send just the wife of Jadhav who is on the death row in Pakistan and also want his mother to accompany his wife.
â€œWe have conveyed that the wife of Jadhav would like to travel along with her mother-in-law for the meeting. We have sought [a] sovereign guarantee from the government of Pakistan to ensure the safety, security and well-being of the wife and the mother of Jadhav and that they shall not be questioned, harassed or interrogated during their stay in Pakistan,â€ Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
Kumar said, â€œWe [Indian government] have further asked that a diplomat of the Indian high commission in Islamabad be allowed to accompany them at all times, including during the meeting.â€
The report said, Jadhavâ€™s mother had also applied for a visa to see him.
Earlier this month, Pakistan granted permission to Jadhav to meet his wife, months after a request was made by Indiaâ€™s Ministry of External Affairs. However, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday also confirmed receiving a new Indian request of sending Jadhavâ€™s mother with his wife and said it was â€œbeing consideredâ€.