Two Italian marines arrived back in New Delhi Friday to face murder charges following a last-minute climbdown by their government, leaving India to savour victory at the end of a bitter standoff.
Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre (R) and Salvatore Girone (L) arrive at Ciampino airport near Rome on December 22, 2012. The two marines flew back to India Friday to face murder charges, defusing a bitter diplomatic stand-off sparked by an earlier announcement from Rome that the pair would not be returning.
Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone accompanied by deputy foreign minister Staffan de Mistura touched down in a military plane in the evening before being taken to the Italian embassy where they will spend the night.
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