The government is in touch with Afghan authorities to secure the release of seven Indian engineers who were abducted in the restive northern Baghlan province of the war-torn country last week, sources said.
They said serious efforts are on to rescue the Indians.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had a telephonic conversation with her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani last week during which she had sought all possible help of Kabul in securing the release the Indians.
The Indian engineers of KEC International, an RPG group company, were working on a project for construction of a power sub-station in the country.
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