The country's Indian heritage will be restored

The Indian High Commissioner to Australia, Manpreet Vohra, has welcomed the latest decision.

The country's Indian heritage will be restored
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The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) stated on July 29th that it will return 14 culturally significant artworks from its Asian art collection to the Indian government, including bronze and stone sculptures, a painted scroll, and photos.

The NGA has now given the Indian government the antiquities it purchased from Subhash Kapoor, a former Manhattan art dealer who was the subject of a massive US federal investigation known as Operation Hidden Idol. It is notable that the US government has also returned hundreds of arrears after Kapoor's arrest in 2011.