India secures diplomatic victory yet again; secures release of its shipping crew from Nigeria

Minister informed that release of Captain Atul Sharma, Sudhir Kumar, Balvinder Singh and Viyas Yadav

India secures diplomatic victory yet again; secures release of its shipping crew from Nigeria

Yet another victory on diplomatic front for India as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted informing the country on released of four members of a shipping crew who had been detained in Nigeria.

The Minister informed that release of Captain Atul Sharma, Sudhir Kumar, Balvinder Singh and Viyas Yadav has been secured.

External Affairs Minister went on to heap praises on the efforts of BN Reddy, Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria. and also thanked the Nigerian authorities for their help in the matter.

The crew belonged to the commercial ship “Sea Pearl” detained by the Nigerian Navy in a case pertaining to 2012.

The vessel belonged to a Mumbai-based shipping firm.

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