Washington D. C., Mar. 30 : As Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Europe, Italy raised the marine issue in the international court.
Italy's representative told an arbitration tribunal in The Hague on Wednesday that marine Salvatore Girone must be allowed to return to his homeland otherwise he risks four more years in India.
Girone is one of two Italian marines accused by India of killing two Indian fishermen during an anti-piracy mission in 2012.
He has been not been able to leave India, aside from a few brief permits, since the incident.
The other marine, Massimiliano Latorre, is back in Italy after having a stroke in 2014.
The Italian government has taken the marines case to international arbitration after repeated delays in its handling by India.