A timeline of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Indian residents sit next to a placard with the picture of Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian national convicted of spying in Pakistan, in the neighbourhood where he grew up, in Mumbai on July 17, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

For the first time since his detention in 2016, death-row convict, Kulbhushan Jadhav on Monday met a top Indian diplomat in Pakistan after Islamabad granted consular access to him under the judgement of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Following is the timeline of the Jadhav case:

March 3, 2016: Pakistan arrests Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer.

March 24, 2016: Pakistani authorities claim Jadhav, "an Indian spy" arrested from the Balochistan province.

March 26, 2016: The Indian government claims there is no proof that Jadhav who owns a cargo business in Iran was arrested in Balochistan as claimed by Pakistan. March 29, 2016: New Delhi seeks from Islamabad consular access to Jadhav. Over the next one year, it made 16 such requests which were denied by Pakistan.

April 10, 2017: A Pakistani army court sentences Jadhav to death "for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan". India warns Islamabad that it is a case of "premeditated murder".

April 11, 2017: Then External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj makes a statement in both Houses of Parliament, that India will go "out of way" to ensure justice to Jadhav.

April 14, 2017: India demands from Pakistan a certified copy of the charge-sheet as well as the judgement in the death sentence of Jadhav and seeks consular access to him.

April 20, 2017: India officially seeks from Pakistan details of the trial proceedings against Jadhav as well as the appeal process in the case.

April 27, 2017: Then EAM Swaraj writes to the then Pakistan Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz requesting visa for Jadhav's family to visit him.

May 8, 2017: India approaches the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at Hague against Pakistan military courts decision.

May 9, 2017: The ICJ stays Jadhav's execution.

May 15, 2017: India and Pakistan cross swords at the ICJ over Jadhav's case with New Delhi demanding the immediate suspension of his death sentence.

May 18, 2017: The ICJ tells Pakistan to put his execution on hold pending its final order.

December 26, 2017: Jadhav meets his wife and mother, more than a year after he was arrested by the Pakistan Army and accused of spying.

April 17, 2018: India files 2nd round of written reply in the ICJ in Jadhav's case.

July 17, 2018: Pakistan submits its second counter-memorial in the ICJ on the conviction of Jadhav. August 22, 2018: The ICJ sets February 2019 for hearing Jadhav's case.

November 21, 2018: Then EAM Sushma Swaraj seeks diplomatic access to Jadhav. February, 18, 2019: Four-day hearing in Jadhav's case opens at the ICJ.

February, 19, 2019: India urges the ICJ to annul Jadhav's death sentence by a Pakistani military court and order his immediate release.

February 20, 2019: India questions the functioning of Pakistan's notorious military courts and urged the ICJ to annul Jadhav's death sentence.

February 21, 2019: Pakistan asks the ICJ to "dismiss or declare inadmissible" India's claim for relief to Jadhav.

July 4, 2019: The ICJ announces that it will deliver verdict in the Jadhav case on July 17. July 17, 2019: In a major victory for India, the ICJ rules that Pakistan must review the death sentence for Jadhav and provide him consular access.

July 25, 2019: Pakistan said it was working on modalities to grant consular access to Jadhav.

August 1, 2019: Pakistan Foreign Office says Jadhav will be granted consular access on August 2.

August 2: Meeting between Indian officials and Jadhav did not materialise amid differences between New Delhi and Islamabad on the terms of the consular access to him.

August 29: Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan and India were in contact on the "issue of granting consular access" to Jadhav.

September 1: Pakistan says it will grant consular access to Jadhav on September 2 "in line with the ICJ judgement".

September 2: India's Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad Gaurav Ahluwalia gets consular access to Jadhav.

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