Rome and New Delhi are working on a road map to put an end to the “Marò case” after four years of tension between the two countries. The Telegraph says that the agreement “will mean that each side accepts the key demands of the other one” and adds that in any case “the negotiation will not interfere with the legal aspects of the case examined by the Supreme Court of India and by the Permanent Court Arbitration in The Hague (CPA), and that it will not aim at reaching extrajudicial agreements”. If the deal is successful, India “will not object Italy’s request to the Supreme Court to allow Salvatore Girone to come back to Italy.”
But before that, The Telegraph continues, Italy will have to commit to withdraw its objections to India’s adhesion to four important organizations that monitor exportation: Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR ), Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group. The second condition New Delhi puts for the agreement, according to sources cited by the newspaper, is an easing of Rome’s pressure on the European Union (EU) not to accelerate a trade agreement with India. Finally, Italy should commit in front of the Supreme Court to send Latorre and Girone back to India for trial in case the CPA expresses itself in its favor on the question of jurisdiction.