More Indians being brought back from Iraq

New Delhi: After the return of 46 nurses, stuck and then kidnapped in Iraq by ISIS miliants, 200 Indian nationals will return by Iraqi Airways special chartered flight from Najaf to Delhi, the MEA spokerperson said.

In addition, in the next 48 hours, approximately another 400 Indian nationals would be returning to various destinations in India, including Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, through commercial flights.  

It is estimated that about 1200 would have returned to India at Government cost by Monday.   

 In addition the Indian Mission in Baghdad has been able to persuade Iraqi companies to send back approximately 600 other Indian nationals.


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