The family were on a road trip when they reportedly went missing on April 5. Their friends and well-wishers in India had launched a social media campaign to search for the family.
Visits by Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman are taking place as India and China have stepped up high-level exchanges to defuse tensions following last year’s Dokalam standoff.
Aam Aadmi Party’s chief spokesperson Bains and another party leader Jai Kishan Singh said they have forwarded the details of the Indians stuck in the Gulf countries to the External Affairs Ministry.
Swaraj said that terrorism is one of the foremost threats to international peace and security. “It maims and kills our citizens and undermines our ability to attain our development goals.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is on a three-day visit to the country, landed in capital city Baku yesterday. This is her first bilateral visit to the country.
A range of issues, including ways to boost bilateral cooperation between India and Azerbaijan, are expected to be discussed during her talks with leadership of that country.
In an effort to boost bilateral relations between India and Azerbaijan, a range of issues are expected to be discussed during Swaraj’s talks with leadership of that country.
A team from the district administration was at the cremation ground till the final rites were completed. The family was handed over some documents, including the death certificate and DNA test report.
The 39th body is not being brought back now since DNA testing had only provided a 70 per cent match; the others have had more than 95 per cent match.
An Iraqi official had earlier told The Indian Express that the mortal remains of the 39 Indians are being stored in a freezer at the Medico-Legal Institute, Iraq’s forensic sciences department in Baghdad.
“The two sides will review all aspects of bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues of common interest,” a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) statement said.
For now, VK Singh will bring back 38 sets of remains. The DNA match in the 39th case is not yet conclusive, and may take a few more weeks, Iraqi officials associated with the process said.
Swaraj, in an attempt to mock the Congress, retweeted the results from her official Twitter handle. Here’s what happened
This was conveyed by the minister during her meeting with families, who were ‘appreciative’ of efforts made by the government, specially by Sushma Sawraj and Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh, official sources said.
A state government official said they were hopeful that the hostage crisis would end successfully. “The matter was being held as par norms and protocols” the official added.