"If India says someone is a terrorist, they certainly are not one", Jadhav claimed.
According to the foreign office, "Pakistan offered a meeting to commander Jadhav's wife, the next of kin, on purely humanitarian grounds". The external affairs ministry said Pakistan has also been asked not to subject the two women to any questioning, harassment or interrogation during their stay in Pakistan. New Delhi's repeated requests to grant consular access to him were turned down by Islamabad.
Jadhav's mother had earlier applied for a Pakistani visa to visit her son and the matter had been taken up by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in July. In its response, New Delhi conveyed to Islamabad that Jadhav's mother would also like to travel with her daughter-in-law to Pakistan.
Kumar said that India has also sought the sovereign guarantee from Pakistan government to ensure safety, security of both.
The spokesperson said, "We have further asked that a diplomat of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad shall be allowed to accompany them at all times, including during the meeting".
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India's guarded response comes in the backdrop of Pakistan denying Jadhav Consular access despite 18 requests in the last 22 months.
Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian Navy officer, who was awarded capital sentence by a Pak military court on the allegations of spreading terrorism in its country. But, ICJ stayed his execution on India's appeal since then he is in the imprisonment of Pakistan.
While Pakistan claims that Jadhav was arrested by security forces from Balochistan province on March 3 past year after he reportedly entered from Iran, the Indian side maintains he was kidnapped from Iran where he developed business after retiring from the navy.
"Let me underline that such a meeting offer does not absolve Pakistan of the violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and Human Rights and not following the due process in treating Jadhav who remains incarcerated in Pakistan and faces death sentence through a farcical process and on concocted charges".