📌 8 Indian Navy Veterans Sentenced to Death in Qatar for Espionage Eight former Indian Navy officers, employed by Dahra Global Technologies, face death sentences in Qatar for alleged espionage for Israel. Some of these officers had prestigious roles, commanding Indian warships.
🔍 Details of the Accusation The officers are accused of spying on a confidential Qatari naval project, specifically advanced submarines with unique stealth capabilities. These submarines, developed in collaboration with an Italian shipbuilder, are of significant strategic importance.
🎖️ Notable Convicted Officer Commander Purnendu Tiwari stands out among the convicted. In 2019, he was honored with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman for his contributions to the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and for enhancing India-Qatar bilateral ties.
🇮🇳 India's Response Expressing deep shock at the verdict, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs is actively exploring all legal avenues. They are in continuous communication with the families and legal teams of the convicted and intend to discuss the matter further with Qatari authorities.