Qatar sentences 8 Indians to death on charges of spying for Israel

  • October 27, 2023

After a Qatari court sentenced eight Indian employees of a Qatari company to death on espionage charges, the Indian government on Thursday vowed to investigate “all legal options.”

According to Indian media reports, the eight individuals are retired Indian naval officers who advised the Qatari government on the acquisition of submarines while employed by the consulting firm Al Dahra.

The External Affairs Ministry of India stated in a statement that it was awaiting the case’s verdict.

It stated, “We are in contact with the family members and legal team, and we are evaluating all legal options.” We attach great significance to this case and have been closely monitoring it. We will continue to provide legal and consular assistance. We will also discuss the verdict with the Qatari government.”