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India, Italy discuss killing of fishermen

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NEW DELHI, Feb 19 � An Italian delegation today met senior External Affairs Ministry officials here and discussed the killing of two Indian fishermen by the guards on board an Italian ship with both sides accepting that no armed personnel can fire on unarmed fishermen, reports PTI.

In absence of any legal treaties of bilateral nature to discuss such issues, both sides also decided to carry on with their own investigations into the incident which happened off Kollam coast near Kerala last week. Armed guards of �Enrica Lexie� had fired at the fishermen boat suspecting it to be a vessel belonging to pirates, killing two occupants.

The Italian team members, four of whom flew to the capital this morning, met the Indian officials � Secretary (West) S Ganpathy, a senior MHA official and Resident Commissioner of Kerala in New Delhi U K S Chauhan � even as two armed personnel of the Italian vessel were taken into custody by Kerala police today.

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India, Italy discuss killing of fishermen

NEW DELHI, Feb 19 � An Italian delegation today met senior External Affairs Ministry officials here and discussed the killing of two Indian fishermen by the guards on board an Italian ship with both sides accepting that no armed personnel can fire on unarmed fishermen, reports PTI.

In absence of any legal treaties of bilateral nature to discuss such issues, both sides also decided to carry on with their own investigations into the incident which happened off Kollam coast near Kerala last week. Armed guards of �Enrica Lexie� had fired at the fishermen boat suspecting it to be a vessel belonging to pirates, killing two occupants.

The Italian team members, four of whom flew to the capital this morning, met the Indian officials � Secretary (West) S Ganpathy, a senior MHA official and Resident Commissioner of Kerala in New Delhi U K S Chauhan � even as two armed personnel of the Italian vessel were taken into custody by Kerala police today.

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