Relief as Qatar releases eight jailed ex-Indian Navy personnel, seven return home

Updated: Feb 12 2024 3:36PM

Relief as Qatar releases eight jailed ex-Indian Navy personnel, seven return home

New Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) Qatar has released eight jailed former Indian Navy personnel and seven of them returned home early Monday, 46 days after their death sentences handed last October were commuted to jail terms of varying duration.

The eight apparently faced charges of espionage but neither Qatari authorities nor New Delhi made the charges against them public.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be travelling to Doha in Qatar on February 14 after his visit to the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said.