On Tuesday the External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said to media that “There are 40 Indians in Mosul who have not been able to contact”
While there are many allegations that the Indians were abducted by the militant groups and when the media encountered the spokesperson with this question whether the Indians are abducted then he responded as “We cannot confirm it. However, they are uncountable.”
Although the spokesperson said that Mr. Reddy is being sent to strengthen the Indian Mission which aims to save and help Indians in violence affected areas and towns of Iraq. As per the sources till now there are no reports of any Indian National in any violent incident and there is no participation or support of any Indian in the riots and violence in Iraq.
The spokesperson said that “The violence there is not targeted at Indian Nationals. We are just caught in cross fire. At this stage we have no reports, no confirmation of any Indian National being involved in any violent accident”. Indian embassy requested International Red Crescent in the mission and their help to locate the Indians, they contacted 46 Indian nurses in Tikrit and provided them assistance, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Said. Insurrectionist turnouts have seized the two cities of Mosul and Tikrit. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Akbaruddin Said “We have decided to strengthen the embassy by sending a seasoned Indian diplomat Mr. Suresh Reddy who will travel today to Baghdad to assist the embassy in it efforts’.