The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will hear the Kulbhushan Jadhav case from Monday onwards at the Hague.
The 48-year-old was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India moved the ICJ a month later.
Both the countries will push their argument over the issue before the top court up after the World War II to resolve international disputes.
Last year on May 10, a ten member bench of the ICJ restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till referring of the case.
The ICJ has set a timetable for the public hearing in the case from February 18 to 21 in The Hague and Harish Salve, who represents India in the case, is expected to argue first on February 18.
The scheduled procedures of the hearing are the English Queen’s counsel Khawar Qureshi will make submission on February 19 from Islamabad’s side.
India will reply on February 20 while Islamabad will make its closing submissions on February 21.
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Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a response to a question that India will present its case before the court. Since the matter is subjudiced it is not appropriate for me to state our position in public.
Whatever we have to do, we will do at the court.
The hearing will be streamed live on the Court’s website as well as UN Web TV, the United Nations online television channel. It is expected that the ICJ’s decision may be delivered by the summer of 2019.