Staffan De Mistura

  • Marines case should have been settled in three days: Italy February 16, 2014

    Rome: Italy has regretted that the case of two of its marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen was not resolved within three days of the incident, before the issue became enmeshed in India's "deadly judicial and political-electoral gears". "The most suitable time to resolve it were the first 72...
  • Italian PM meets Khurshid on marines issue April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: After the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a case against two Italian marines on Thursday for the murder of two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast last year, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti on Friday called up External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid to discuss the case. Italian Deputy...
  • NIA not to press for death penalty for Italian marines April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The NIA, which has been asked to probe the killing of two Kerala fishermen allegedly by Italian marines, will not press for death sentence against the two accused, honouring an assurance given to Italy by India. A top Home Ministry official said the National Investigation Agency will not...
  • Wasn't my decision to send back marines: Italian ex-foreign minister March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Italy's Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned on Tuesday in protest over his government's decision to send the marines back to India to stand trial for the killing of two fishermen in Kerala. The marines issue did not just rattle India-Italy ties, but have also managed to shake up...
  • 'SC took too long to say marines' trial in Kerala was wrong' March 24, 2013

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How does the Italian government defend its handling of the marines' issue? That's the key subject I shall explore today with the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan de Mistura. Minister, let me start with a simple question. Can you now accept today that...
  • Italy maintains marines must be tried in Rome March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The two Italian marines, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, charged with the murder of two Kerala fishermen, may be back in the country, but the drama is far from over. Italy, who agreed to send back the marines, reversing its earlier decision, still maintains they must be tried...
  • We made a lot of mistakes in marines issue, admits Italian Deputy FM March 23, 2013

    Staffan de Mistura escorted back the two marines to India on Friday. He was speaking to Karan Thapar. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey March 22, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Top Italian envoy negotiates release of 'killer' guards February 22, 2012

    New Delhi: A five-member Italian delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan De Mistura met Home Ministry officials in Delhi to secure the release of the two naval officers in custody for allegedly killing two fishermen. Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi, who himself will visit the country on February 29,...
  • Italy sends envoy to India, seeks release of guards February 21, 2012

    Rome: Italy is sending a top envoy to India to negotiate with the government after two Italian marine security guards were arrested for allegedly shooting to death two Indian fishermen they mistook for pirates. Italy has insisted the case be handled by its own judicial authorities since the incident allegedly occurred...