8 ex-Indian Navy marines detained in Qatar jail released

New Delhi: Qatar has released eight former Indian Navy personnel after they were sentenced to death for espionage about three-and-a-half months ago. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said seven of the eight released Indians have returned to India and the country has lauded the Emir of Qatar for the release and return of its nationals.

“We are very happy that we have returned to India safely,” said the former Navy personnel, who returned from Qatar. We thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it has been possible only because of his personal intervention.”