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Response to a query regarding Missing Indians in Mosul

July 10, 2017

In response to a query regarding the fate of 39 Indians missing in Iraq and reportedly kept in Mosul, the Official Spokesperson said that liberation of Mosul from ISIS is an important milestone in the global war on terror, and India welcomes it.

The Official Spokesperson also said that as soon as the announcement of liberation of Mosul was made by the Prime Minister of Iraq, the government activated various channels for locating those Indians. Minister of State for External Affairs General (Dr) VK Singh (Retired) is to travel to Erbil later today. The Ambassador of India to Iraq and our Consul General in Erbil have been instructed to continue the efforts to locate them on priority. Iraqi authorities have conveyed that all cooperation would be extended in this regard and instructions have been issued by them to all relevant Iraqi agencies for the same.

New Delhi
July 10, 2017

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