India to make 'all efforts' to get back Koh-i-Noor diamond

The Crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, which contains the Koh-i-Noor diamondThe Indian government said Tuesday it would make “all possible efforts” get back a priceless diamond that is part of the Queen Mother’s Crown, only a day after telling a top court the stone belonged to Britain. The 108-carat Koh-i-Noor gem, which came into British hands during the colonial era, is the subject of a historic ownership dispute and has been claimed by at least four countries including India. India’s Solicitor General (SG) sparked uproar after telling the Supreme Court, which is hearing a suit seeking return of the stone, on Monday that the gem was given to the British and not stolen.

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