Fishermen’s killing: Indian, Italian ministers meet

February 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur Wednesday met her Italian counterpart Staffan De Mistura here amid a diplomatic row over the killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian marines last week.

The Italian minister rushed to India after the two Italian marines were taken into custody in Kerala.

The incident took place off the coast of Kerala Feb 15 when the two Italian security officials on board a ship allegedly shot dead the two Indian fishermen after mistaking them for pirates. Italy has claimed the fishermen ignored the ship’s repeated warnings.

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