The marines were arrested on February 19, 2012.
The Prime Minister’s Office said, “Prime Minister Renzi requested for early resolution of the Italian Marine issue.
The 43 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested between July 16 and July 21.
Pakistan PM Nawaz Shariff instructs govt to handover seized fishing boats to India.
73 Indian fishermen have been arrested in Sri Lanka, days after it released 33 fishermen from the country.
The Sri Lankan Navy personnel came in four boats near Katchatheevu and arrested the 29 fishermen on May 31 night.
She recalled that there were 67 incidents of attacks on fishermen of Tamil Nadu in past 3 years by SL Navy.
Pakistan released 59 Indian fishermen from Malir jail in Karachi and 92 from Nara jail in Hyderabad in Sindh province.
“I welcome the step by Sri Lanka & Pakistan to release our fishermen. I welcome our fishermen brothers back home!,” Modi tweeted.
The Indian prisoners were released on written directives of the interior and foreign ministries.
Adjoining the embassy in Chanakyapuri is the Italian cultural centre which has a cafe run by celebrity chef Ritu Dalmia.
Indian fishermen had gone against the January bilateral fishing that led to arrest of them.
India will continue to engage with Sri Lanka to get fishermen released from Lankan prisons.
“The most suitable time to resolve it were the first 72 hours,” said Staffan de Mistura.
Jayalalithaa alleged that strong diplomatic action was not being taken by the Government to curb such repeated instances of attack.