Foreign Minister S Jaishankar right now met the households of eight former Indian Navy personnel who’ve been sentenced to demise in Qatar.
Mr Jaishankar stated India will “continue to make all efforts to secure their release.”
“Met this morning with the families of the 8 Indians detained in Qatar. Stressed that Government attaches the highest importance to the case. Fully share the concerns and pain of the families. Underlined that Government will continue to make all efforts to secure their release. Will coordinate closely with the families in that regard,” he stated on X – previously often called Twitter.
Met this morning with the households of the 8 Indians detained in Qatar.
Stressed that Government attaches the best significance to the case. Fully share the issues and ache of the households.
Underlined that Government will proceed to make all efforts to safe their launch.…
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) October 30, 2023
The males, together with adorned officers who as soon as commanded main Indian warships, have been working for Dahra Global Technologies and Consultancy Services, a personal agency that offered coaching and associated providers to Qatar’s armed forces.
Sources stated a few of them have been engaged on a extremely delicate venture — Italian technology-based midget submarines with stealth traits.
Reports declare the eight Navy veterans have been accused of spying.
The Ministry of External Affairs had earlier stated it was shocked by the decision and would take up the problem with Qatari authorities. “We are deeply shocked by the verdict of death penalty and are awaiting the detailed judgement. We are in touch with the family members and the legal team, and we are exploring all legal options,” the ministry had stated.
Those sentenced are Capt Navtej Singh Gill, Capt Birendra Kumar Verma, Capt Saurabh Vasisht, Cdr Amit Nagpal, Cdr Purnendu Tiwari, Cdr Sugunakar Pakala, Cdr Sanjeev Gupta and Sailor Ragesh.
Meetu Bhargava, sister of 1 the previous officers detained, had sought assist from the authorities to deliver her brother again in June this 12 months.
In a publish on X, previously Twitter, on June 8, she had appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene. “These Ex Navy officers are the pride of the nation & again I request our Hon’ble Prime Minister with folded hands that it is high time that they all are brought back to India immediately without any further delay,” learn her publish, tagged to PM Modi and Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh.