India envoy in Japan meets representatives of Indian community

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 13:29

New Delhi: The Indian Embassy in quake-
hit Japan on Wednesday met representatives of the 25,000-strong
Indian community there to ascertain their views about their
plans and assistance needed by them in the wake of last
Friday`s disaster.

Indian Ambassador in Japan Alok Prasad had an
interaction with the community representatives to know about
their future plans and how the government could help them,
official sources said.

After Japan was hit by giant tidal waves caused by a
massive earthquake, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao had spoken to Prasad and said
all Indian national were safe as the available information.

Krishna had said the embassy will "do whatever is
possible" to help the Indians and a helpline has been set up
there for assistance.

On Sunday, 30 Indians in Tanida, one of the tsunami-hit
areas in Japan, had been shifted to a hotel, according to
official information reaching here. The Indian community is
concentrated in and around Tokyo.

With Japan facing the danger of nuclear radiation, IT
majors TCS, Infosys and Wipro have offered their employees
there the option of coming back home while allowing local
workers to shift to safer locations.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 13:29

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