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Over 24,000 Indians still in 6 war-torn countries: V K Singh

According to information available 27 Indian nationals were kidnapped during 2015 to 2017

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

There are 24,084 Indians currently residing in six war-torn countries including in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, the government said on Wednesday. While approximately 11,000 Indians are still in Iraq, an estimated 8,000 are in Lebanon and nearly 3,000 are in Afghanistan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs General V K Singh (retired) said in written reply in the Lok Sabha. Responding to a separate query on incidents of Indians being taken hostage in foreign countries, Singh said, according to information available with the ministry, 27 Indian nationals were kidnapped during 2015, ...

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First Published: Wed, April 05 2017. 18:08 IST
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