Pakistan has announced that India will get consular access to detained navy commander Kulbhushan Jadhav on August 2. Pakistan has offered India consular access to Kulbhshan Jadhav on August 2. Modalities to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav being worked out

The decision comes days after the ICJ ruling in favour of India

Pakistan on Thursday invited the Indian officials to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav at 3:30 pm on Friday. The development came hours after Pakistan's foreign office said it will give India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is lodged in a Pakistani jail, on August 2.

Addressing a press conference, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "We have received a proposal from Pakistan. We are evaluating the proposal in the light of ICJ judgement. We will maintain communication with Pakistan in this matter through diplomatic channels."

"We cannot discuss the modalities. We will assess and evaluate the conditions laid down meeting in mind the ICJ ruling and then respond accordingly. Whatever response is to be sent will be given by us timely through diplomatic channels," Raveesh Kumar said.

The decision to grant Indian officials consular access to Kulbhshan Jadhav, 49, comes almost a fortnight after Pakistan agreed to the demand. Pakistan's decision comes after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) slammed Pakistan for violation of the Vienna Convention.

In a statement on July 19, Pakistan's foreign office said, "Pursuant to the decision of the ICJ, Commander Kulbushan Jadhav has been informed of his rights under Article 36, Paragraph 1(b) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations."

"As a responsible state, Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbushan Jadhav according to Pakistani laws, for which modalities are being worked out," the statement added.

Earlier, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on July 18 suspended the death penalty awarded to Jadhav by Pakistan military court and added that Pakistan was violating the Vienna Convention by not granting India consular access to him. Further, the UN court had also directed Pakistan to review the death penalty awarded to Jadhav.

The ICJ also upheld India's claim that Pakistan was in violation of the Vienna Convention on consular relations. It was a major diplomatic victory for India, which has rejected Pakistan's claim that Jadhav is a spy.

Soon after the ICJ ruling, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India expects Pakistan to act immediately on the ruling and allow consular access to Jadhav.

"When the court says immediate action, it means 'immediate' and Pakistan should take immediate action. We are waiting for Pakistan to act," he had said.

Kumar said the ICJ in its verdict ruled that Pakistan "should take all measures to provide for effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentencing of Jadhav, and that this should include enacting appropriate legislation".