According to sources, PM Modi’s visit to Qatar is significant even beyond the release of Indian Navy personnel

Top government sources informed News18 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Doha is significant from the standpoint of energy security in addition to recognizing Qatar’s assistance in the release of eight Indian Navy officers who were imprisoned.

During their meeting in Doha on Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani of Qatar spoke about measures to improve relations between their two nations. Modi’s official visit to Qatar ended on Wednesday night with his arrival in Doha. The Prime Minister’s first visit to Qatar was in June 2016, making this his second visit.

Monday saw the announcement of Modi’s visit to the capital of Qatar by India, just hours after seven of the eight jailed former Indian Navy personnel returned home, almost three and a half months after their death sentences were commuted to terms of three to 25 years in prison by a Qatari court.

The eight Indians were all freed by Qatar. It seems that the former members of the Indian Navy were charged with espionage, but neither New Delhi nor the Qatari authorities disclosed the allegations.

“Qatar will be a significant ally of India.” In terms of Indian diplomacy and energy security, the PM’s visit is crucial. A senior source said, “Qatar has enormous gas storage for the next 25–30 years, and this is important for India’s green energy commitments.”

“We import fertilizers from Qatar, where six lakh Indians are employed. More significantly, the insider said, this visit recognized Qatar’s responsibility for the release of Indian Navy soldiers.

PM Modi attended a luncheon given in his honor by the prime minister of Qatar during his two-day visit. The PM will speak with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, on Thursday. The topics of conversation will include bilateral, regional, and international matters.

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