- "Unprecedented," says Pak media on death sentence for Kulbhushan Jadhav
- Kulbhushan Jadhav was convicted of "espionage and sabotage activities"
- India says there is no evidence of Mr Jadhav's alleged espionage
The sentence was confirmed by Pakistan's army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. India says there is no evidence of Mr Jadhav's alleged espionage and has denounced the proceedings against him as "farcical."
"The military has given a severe punishment which is according to Pakistani law," Mr Askari said. "But we will have to see if Pakistan can sustain the political and diplomatic fallout."
'The Nation' is owned by Nawa-i-Qawt group, which is traditionally aligned to Pakistani establishment and is known for a strong anti-India stand.
The Express Tribune termed the decision as "unprecedented". It reported that the decision immediately sparked a bitter diplomatic spat between the two "hostile" neighbours.
The influential Dawn newspaper termed the decision as a "rare move". The paper said that the development comes at a time when tensions between Pakistan and India are already running high. It published a full column on what experts feel about the decision.
Some feel the reaction from India will be strong, others maintain there will be no dramatic shift in the relationship, it said.
Political analyst Air Marshal (retired) Shahzad Chaudhry said, "I do not think our ties with India would change as a result of this decision".
Hamid Mir, senior journalist at Geo News said, "First of all, Pakistan should make the evidence found against the spy public, share it with the country and also internationally."
(with inputs from PTI)