8 former naval officers who are detained in Qatar are seeking consular access from India.

Indian authorities seeking consular access from the Qatari government to eight former naval officers detained in Doha . Since August 30, eight former Indian Navy officers have been detained in Doha .

According to Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi, the Indian authorities are seeking consular access from the Qatari government to eight former naval officers who were detained in Doha.Our embassy in Doha has been regularly discussing the matter with Qatari officials.That some family members have been granted permission to visit their relatives detained since they were recently released.We are separately seeking further consular access, and at the weekly media briefing, a Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said, adding that we would continue to include updates as soon as we have any news.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar is in Qatar for the inaugural ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, at the request of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.As you can tell, he worked with the Indian community.His program is short and does not allow structured meetings; however, he did briefly meet the leaders during the meeting.He explicitly stated that since Vice President Dhankhar's visit was short, he could not have structured meetings with the authorities.

My brother is a retired commander navy officer, and he came to Qatar for assistance in training the Qatar Navy with his company Dahra Global Consultancy Services, which includes my brother, who is in illegal detention.On August 30, the Qatar police apprehended them late at night.They had no arrests against them.Nit the Qatar government told us nor the Indian government had information about any charges levied against him, she said.

He is not well at all, he is a senior citizen and suffering from several diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and others.She said that it had been 70 days since they had been in solitary confinement.

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