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How Kulbhushan Jadhav's family met him

Pakistan formally agreed to let the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian who has been jailed in Pakistan on espionage charges, after pressure from New Delhi.

Kulbhushan Jadhav finally meets his family

Pakistan formally agreed to let the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian who has been jailed in Pakistan on espionage charges, after pressure from New Delhi.

Kulbhushan Jadhav finally meets his family

Jadhav's mother and wife reached Islamabad on Monday to meet him. They were accompanied by India's deputy high commissioner JP Singh and a woman Pakistani official.

Kulbhushan Jadhav finally meets his family

Pakistan had made tight security arrangements for the meeting. Pakistan Rangers, Anti-Terrorism squads and sharp shooters were deployed in the buildings of the area where the meeting was held.

Kulbhushan Jadhav finally meets his family

The meeting, which started at around 2pm, lasted for 45 minutes.

Kulbhushan Jadhav finally meets his family

Pakistan's foreign office tweeted the pictures from the meeting where Mr Jadhav can be seen communicating with his wife Chetankul and mother Avanti over intercom, separated by a glass screen.

Kulbhushan Jadhav finally meets his family

Pakistan had said it was permitting the meeting "as a humanitarian gesture, on the birthday of the Father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah."

Kulbhushan Jadhav finally meets his family

This was the first meeting between Jadhav and his family since his arrest on March 3 last year for alleged espionage.