Marines won’t return to India for trial, says Italy Italy on Monday refused to return two of its marines being tried in India for killing two fishermen while on duty aboard a merchant ship. The move caught India by surprise as the marines had been let off once before and had returned. The Foreign Office said it was examining the communication received late in the night from Rome but sources said this step would worsen ties already under strain. Italy took refuge in the technicalities of an international law in declining to send back the marines. Their detention in India had become a political issue in the recently held Italian elections and was held out as a sign of weakness against then Prime Minister Mario Monty whose party fared badly. Full news - The Hindu This news today has put me into surprise. I don't know about the implications in store and whether it would affect Fiat's plan for India too. My personal take - It is another example of failure of India's foreign policy. Never ever I have heard that murder convicts were left on bail so easily and that too allowed to travel out of India. Rather than blaming Italy, I would say that it is a failure of diplomacy and foreign policy of India.