Sushma Swaraj seeks help from Afghan counterpart for liberating abducted Indians

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 07, 2018, 10:20 PM IST

File photo of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Photograph:(ANI)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought the assistance of Afghanistan government for liberating the seven engineers who were abducted by the Taliban militants on Sunday.

Swaraj made a telephonic call to her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani and requested him to provide all possible help in freeing the seven engineers abducted from the restive northern Baghlan province.

The Afghan Foreign Minister in return has assured Swaraj that his government would make all possible efforts for tracing the Indian engineers.

"Rabbani, in the conversation, assured the Indian External Affairs Minister that the Afghan security forces would not spare any efforts in rescuing and ensuring the security and safety of the engineers," the Afghan Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Indian engineers abducted were employed in KEC International, an RPG group company and were working on a project for the construction of a power sub-station in the country.


(With inputs from PTI)