Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy Officer, is accused of being a spy in Pakistan and has been awarded death sentence by Pakistan military court.
In response to this, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued a political statement to Pakistan stating, "It will be regarded as a premeditated murder if Mr Jadhav is executed."
Here are major facts about the charges against Kulbhushan Jadhav.
An Indian national arrested from Balochistan on March 3, 2016, he has been accused of being an officer of India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Pakistan detained him on March 21 and shifted to Islamabad for questioning.
Shortly, after his arrest, Pakistan army released a confessional video in which he was heard stating that he worked for RAW. But, in entire clip, it was not clear if Jadhav was speaking under pressure.
Ever since his arrest, Indian Government issued six notes to Pakistan to get consular access for Jadhav but there was no response, as Kulbhushan's Indian passport was in the name of 'Hussein Mubarak Patel', which is a fake name.
Pakistan Army has claimed that Kulbhushan is a spy and holds senior rank in Indian Navy. But, there is no evidence against him that show he is a terrorist.
According to ISPR press release, FGCM (Field General Court Martial) found Jadhav guilty of spying and sabotage activities. He was also found guilty of waging war against Pakitan.
Pakistan sentenced Jadhav to death under the law pertaining to its army. There appears to be no concrete evidence against him.
"Pakistan is a peace-loving country, but this should not be seen as a sign of weakness."
"The best of lawyers will fight this case and India will go out of the way to save him."
Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz in December 2016 said the evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav was "insufficient' and could not prove him a spy or involved in any terrorist act.
This case of Jadhav is more like Sarabjit Singh, who was also accused as a convict without any substantial evidence and ultimately that lead to his death in Pakistan's prison.
Knowing all this, India demands justice for Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is facing torture without any purpose.