Log In Register Forget Password?

FeednPost.com » Article » PM vows to act as Italy refuses to send back marines
facebook twitter rss

PM vows to act as Italy refuses to send back marines

By Feednpost Network on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 07:00 PM

 

India will do "whatever needs to be done" after Italy refused to send back its two marines facing trial in India for murder, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday.


Manmohan Singh's unsually strong words came amid a diplomatic standoff between New Delhi and Rome after the dramatic Italian decision not to send the two to India despite promises made to the Indian Supreme Court.

The prime minister gave his assurance to a delegation of furious Congress MPs from Kerala amid opposition charges of "collusion" between the Italian and Indian governments.

Congress MP P.C. Chacko quoted the prime minister as saying that he would speak to External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and "whatever needs to be done through diplomatic channels will be done".

The Supreme Court in February allowed Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, accused of killing two poor Indian fishermen off Kerala, to fly to Italy to vote in the Feb 24-25 national election. 

Khurshid said earlier that India was studying the Italian decision and that it was a "collective decision" to permit the Italian marines to vote in Italy.

"It was not just a Supreme Court decision but our country's collective decision. They did return after Christmas and we will respond after seeing what reasoning Italy has given," Khurshid said here.

The Italian decision was reportedly taken by its defence and justice ministries in consultation with the country's prime minister's office, the Italian foreign ministry announced Monday.

The marines have been at the centre of a year-long row for shooting the Indian fishermen after reportedly mistaking them for pirates in February 2012.

Italy claims the incident occurred in international waters and has been trying to get Latorre and Girone tried in Italian courts. India argues the killings took place in Indian territory.

 
Report This Article
Latest Articles
Post comment on this article




Sexy Starlet Shanti Dynamite got a nipple piercing done for her Debut Movie "Savita Barbie"
Entertainment
Justin Bieber wants Selena Gomez back
01-Apr-2013 07:37 AM
Separation with Beyonce was difficult
24-Mar-2013 05:15 PM
Jay, Mahhi win 'Nach Baliye 5'
24-Mar-2013 05:23 PM
Ranbir comes to Deepika's rescue
20-Mar-2013 06:49 PM
Deepika's different avatars
12-Mar-2013 07:48 PM
Hewitt's wish for insurance
12-Mar-2013 07:43 PM
Marriage not crime for an actress: Kareena Kapoor
12-Mar-2013 07:25 PM
Honey Singh to sing in 'Besharam'
04-Mar-2013 07:29 PM
Kunis to endorse luxury jewellery brand
27-Feb-2013 08:06 PM
When Kim got angry with Kourtney
27-Feb-2013 07:47 PM
Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan to lock-lips again
27-Feb-2013 07:31 PM
Sherlyn Chopra back in Kamasutra 3D, to begin shoot soon
27-Feb-2013 07:14 PM
Jennifer Lawrence, Day-Lewis bag best actor Oscars
25-Feb-2013 07:44 PM
Harris to wear gown made from sweet wrappers
23-Feb-2013 06:54 PM
Price participates in horse jumping show
23-Feb-2013 07:12 PM
Jackman has sexiest facial hair
23-Feb-2013 07:02 PM
Technology
Lava launched 4.55-inch Iris 455, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
08-Apr-2013 03:27 PM
12 billion mobiles in the next 10 years
07-Apr-2013 02:23 PM
Micromax new android smartphone A91 Ninja available for Rs. 8,499
07-Apr-2013 02:01 PM
Top 5 dual SIM Android smartphones
19-Mar-2013 04:08 PM
Beware! Your computer may be spying on you
19-Mar-2013 03:57 PM
Soon, self-healing smartphones and computers
12-Mar-2013 06:31 PM
Images of Samsung 'Galaxy S4' leaked online
12-Mar-2013 06:24 PM
ASUS Unveiled a new 10-Inch TABLET
23-Feb-2013 07:36 PM
Nokia Set to Launch Cheaper Handset Models
23-Feb-2013 07:30 PM
Videocon Mobile Launches 4.0-Inch A27 Smartphone for 5,999
23-Feb-2013 07:26 PM

Copyright 2011 FeednPost.com. All Rights Reserved.