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Kulbhushan Jadhav’s sentencing: India plans to retaliate with curbs on visas to Pakistanis  

New Delhi: With the handing of death sentence to Indian RAW officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court, India is planning retaliatory moves including curbs on visas for Pakistan nationals visiting India.

According to Indian media reports, the Jadhav’s sentencing has irked Modi government. The reports said that there would be curbs on visas will start with Pakistani artists, singers and actors for “maximum visibility and impact.”

The report of the first retaliatory move comes after Pakistan handed over a death sentence to Indian spy serving RAW officer commander Kulbhushan Jadhav for  carrying out espionage and spy operations in Karachi and Balochistan and involvement in terrorism.

The report further illustrates that the initial plan was to put curbs on visas for all Pakistani nationals but it was later decided to put the initial curbs on “high visibility” groups that include actors and other prominent artists from the neighbouring country.

The report further said that the idea of placing a blanket ban on visas was also under consideration. However, this would be hard to implement in view of humanitarian grounds, officials added.

Pakistan has hardened its stance on the decision taken by one of its military court. Its Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa told officials that “no compromise shall be made on such anti-state acts.”

Even Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, citing the Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict, cleared that “no pressure will be taken on the issue”