2 Indians kidnapped by Taliban return residence

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 2

Two Indians, who had been launched from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan on July 31, returned to India on Tuesday.

They had been among the many seven Indians kidnapped in Afghanistan over two years in the past. Six of them at the moment are free.

The Ministry of External Affairs thanked Kabul for its “constant and unwavering support” in securing their launch.

The Indians had been working for Maharashtra-based KEC in an space that has witnessed pioneering work after the autumn of the Taliban regime in 2001. They had been kidnapped in a village close to the northern metropolis of Pul E Khomre the place India is growing electrical energy infrastructure that powers elements of Kabul. KEC owns an electrical energy substation contract within the space and has over 60 Indians working at totally different places throughout Afghanistan.

Out of the seven Indians who had been kidnapped, one returned in March final 12 months and three got here again final October in change for 11 Taliban prisoners.

This isn’t the primary case of abduction of Indians in Afghanistan. Pakistan has began accusing Indian engineers engaged on initiatives near their border with Afghanistan of fomenting terrorism. As a consequence, India had to make sure the hasty return of some engineers towards whom Pakistan had petitioned UNSC to record them as worldwide terrorists.

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