Qatar death row case must alert India to likely scenarios of Agniveer veterans

Agniveers could opt for gainful employment with overseas mercenary groups

Prashun Bhaumik | New Delhi | 31 October, 2023 | 11:50 PM

Much like the eight former Indian Navy officers facing the death penalty in Qatar, Agniveers could, after demobilisation, opt for gainful employment with overseas military contractors or even mercenary groups and may end up in similar sticky situations in foreign countries. India’s predicament over saving the eight retired Indian Navy personnel sentenced recently to death in Qatar – allegedly on espionage charges – remains an issue shrouded in mystery, as neither side has, so far, publicly disclosed any details regarding the case.