Kidnapped Indian returns; MEA thanks Afghan Government

New Delhi, September 17

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) at this time thanked the Afghan Government after the final of the seven Indians kidnapped two-and-a-half yr in the past returned again on September 12.

Last month, two of them had returned to India. The MEA had then too thanked Kabul for its “constant and unwavering support” in securing their launch.

These Indians have been working for Maharashtra-based KEC in an space that has seen pioneering work by India after the autumn of the Taliban regime in 2001. The KEC owns an electrical energy substation contract within the space and has over 60 Indians working throughout Afghanistan.

India had constructed the ability transmission line from Pul-e-Khumri, near the place the kidnapping happened, to Kabul as a part of a number of growth initiatives within the aftermath of the ouster of the Taliban authorities in 2001. One Indian had returned in March final yr and three got here again final October in change of 11 Taliban prisoners. — TNS

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