I'm in favor of closer ties with India, but this is ridiculous:
India criticized a European Parliament resolution Friday for calling the detention of two Italian marines for nearly three years without charge a violation of human rights.
The men were detained over the shooting of two Indian fishermen in February 2012 while on anti-piracy duty aboard an Italian cargo ship off the Indian coast. They have yet to be formally charged in the case, irritating ties between the two countries.
As I commented three years ago, India should be a little more understanding of mistakes on anti-piracy missions given that India blew up a Thai fishing vessel when the Indian navy perhaps over-reacted considering the ship had just been taken over by pirates. Oops about that innocent crew, eh?
Come on India, do the right thing and work on distinguishing real threats from mistakes and irritants.
China is India's problem from Hell--not Italy or the European Union.