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PM’s Qatar Visit Announcement Comes On Day 8 Jailed Indians Reached Home


PM Narendra Modi’s Qatar go to is geared toward discussing methods to strengthen total ties

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go to Doha in Qatar on Wednesday after his go to to the UAE ends, International Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra mentioned immediately. The go to is geared toward discussing methods to additional strengthen total ties, Mr Kwatra mentioned.

The announcement of PM Modi’s go to to Qatar additionally comes on a day when eight Indian Navy personnel, who had been in jail in Qatar over an alleged espionage case, reached house. Qatar had sentenced them to dying in October 2023.

Seven of them returned house early Monday, whereas the eighth will return house quickly.

PM Modi had personally supervised the dealing with of the case to free the Indians arrested in Qatar, the International Secretary mentioned.

Over 8.4 lakh Indians dwell in Qatar. “The 2 leaders will take a look at deepening bilateral ties,” Mr Kwatra added.

India appreciates the choice by the Emir of Qatar to launch the Indians who had been arrested in August 2022, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) mentioned in an announcement immediately.

The previous Indian Navy personnel apparently confronted expenses of espionage however neither the Qatari authorities nor New Delhi made the fees in opposition to them public.

“The federal government of India welcomes the discharge of eight Indian nationals working for the Dahra World firm who had been detained in Qatar,” the MEA mentioned. “Seven out of eight of them have returned to India. We admire the choice by the Emir of the State of Qatar to allow the discharge and homecoming of those nationals,” the MEA mentioned within the assertion.

The eight Indian nationals are Captain Navtej Gill (retired), Captain Saurabh Vasisht (retired), Commander Purnendu Tiwari (retired), Commander Amit Nagpal (retired), Commander SK Gupta (retired), Commander BK Verma (retired), and Commander Sugunakar Pakala (retired), and sailor Ragesh.

Commander Tiwari stayed again in Doha and is more likely to come again to India quickly, information company PTI reported.

On October 26, the Navy veterans got dying sentences by Qatar’s Court docket of First Occasion. On December 28, the Court docket of Enchantment within the Gulf nation commuted the capital punishment and sentenced them to jail phrases for durations starting from three to 25 years.

In December final yr, PM Modi met Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on the sidelines of the COP28 Summit in Dubai and mentioned the well-being of the Indian neighborhood in Qatar. Nationwide Safety Adviser Ajit Doval performed a job within the negotiations with the Qatari authorities in securing the discharge of the Indians.

The inauguration of the BAPS temple is a “key half” of PM Modi’s go to to the UAE, throughout which he may even handle the Indian neighborhood at an occasion in Zayed Sports activities metropolis in Abu Dhabi, Mr Kwatra mentioned immediately.

“Some 2,000-5,000 devotees are anticipated to go to the temple on that day,” Mr Kwatra mentioned.

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