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Govt reports 191 cases of attacks on Indian nationals living abroad

Incidents of attacks were maximum in Philippines(41), followed by Yemen(26) and United States(23)

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A gardner waters flower pots at Parliament House during the Winter Session, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI
A gardner waters flower pots at Parliament House during the Winter Session, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

As many as 191 incidents of attacks, involving 299 Indian nationals, have been reported in 33 countries in last three years with the maximum of such assaults (63) occurring in Philippines, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Replying to a written question, Minister of State for External Affairs also asserted that the safety and security of Indians abroad was among the priorities for the government.

"As per the information, 191 incidents of attacks, involving 299 Indian nationals, have been reported in 33 countries since 2013 till the end of October 2016," Akbar said, adding, however, there was no evidence to suggest that assault on any particular community from India has increased over the past years.

Apart from Philippines, incidents of attacks have been reported from Iraq (41), (26), the (23), Afghanistan (14), Australia (10) among other countries.

Replying to another query, the minister said that no exchange of army personnel has taken place between India and Pakistan since 2014 through the mechanisms for securing release of soldiers who stray inadvertently across the LoC into Pakistan-controlled territory.

The mechanisms include a hotline connect existing at the Military Operations Directorate and a telephone contact at the level of DGMOs.

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Govt reports 191 cases of attacks on Indian nationals living abroad

Incidents of attacks were maximum in Philippines(41), followed by Yemen(26) and United States(23)

Incidents of attacks were maximum in Philippines(41), followed by Yemen(26) and United States(23)
As many as 191 incidents of attacks, involving 299 Indian nationals, have been reported in 33 countries in last three years with the maximum of such assaults (63) occurring in Philippines, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Replying to a written question, Minister of State for External Affairs also asserted that the safety and security of Indians abroad was among the priorities for the government.

"As per the information, 191 incidents of attacks, involving 299 Indian nationals, have been reported in 33 countries since 2013 till the end of October 2016," Akbar said, adding, however, there was no evidence to suggest that assault on any particular community from India has increased over the past years.

Apart from Philippines, incidents of attacks have been reported from Iraq (41), (26), the (23), Afghanistan (14), Australia (10) among other countries.

Replying to another query, the minister said that no exchange of army personnel has taken place between India and Pakistan since 2014 through the mechanisms for securing release of soldiers who stray inadvertently across the LoC into Pakistan-controlled territory.

The mechanisms include a hotline connect existing at the Military Operations Directorate and a telephone contact at the level of DGMOs.
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Govt reports 191 cases of attacks on Indian nationals living abroad

Incidents of attacks were maximum in Philippines(41), followed by Yemen(26) and United States(23)

As many as 191 incidents of attacks, involving 299 Indian nationals, have been reported in 33 countries in last three years with the maximum of such assaults (63) occurring in Philippines, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Replying to a written question, Minister of State for External Affairs also asserted that the safety and security of Indians abroad was among the priorities for the government.

"As per the information, 191 incidents of attacks, involving 299 Indian nationals, have been reported in 33 countries since 2013 till the end of October 2016," Akbar said, adding, however, there was no evidence to suggest that assault on any particular community from India has increased over the past years.

Apart from Philippines, incidents of attacks have been reported from Iraq (41), (26), the (23), Afghanistan (14), Australia (10) among other countries.

Replying to another query, the minister said that no exchange of army personnel has taken place between India and Pakistan since 2014 through the mechanisms for securing release of soldiers who stray inadvertently across the LoC into Pakistan-controlled territory.

The mechanisms include a hotline connect existing at the Military Operations Directorate and a telephone contact at the level of DGMOs.

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