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Eight Former Indian Navy Officers Sentenced to Death in Qatar on Espionage Charges

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A court in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar has handed down death sentences to eight Indian nationals who were arrested last year, as reported by the Indian government. All eight individuals had previously served as officers in the Indian Navy.

This development, disclosed on October 26 in reports from New Delhi, reveals that a Qatari court passed the death penalty for these eight Indian citizens who were detained in 2022 on charges of espionage. India has conveyed its “deep regret and surprise” in response to this decision.

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The situation surrounding the detention of several former Indian Navy officers in Qatar raises questions. The Indian government, through an official statement, has emphasized the significance of the case and the gravity of the death penalty verdict. They are determined to “address the matter with the Qatari authorities.”

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According to local Indian media outlets, all the convicted Indian nationals were employed by a private company in Qatar. They were arrested in August the previous year on charges of espionage. It’s important to note that the news agency Reuters has not independently verified these allegations of espionage made by the Indian media.

Reuters reported that the individuals who received these sentences were all former officers of the Indian Navy, and the specifics of the charges against them have not been made public by either the Qatari or Indian authorities. Despite attempts to contact the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, no response was received.

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In response to the Qatari court’s decision, the Indian government issued a statement, asserting that, at present, it would be inappropriate to make further comments due to the confidential nature of the proceedings. The matter remains deeply concerning and will undoubtedly continue to be a topic of diplomatic discussions between India and Qatar.

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