140 Indians to return from Iraq on Wednesday

As many as 140 Indians involved in labour issues in Basra in Iraq are coming back on Wednesday after intervention by the Indian embassy there.

PTI| Updated: Feb 17, 2015, 21:30 PM IST

New Delhi: As many as 140 Indians involved in labour issues in Basra in Iraq are coming back on Wednesday after intervention by the Indian embassy there.

"Labour issues resolved, coming back now. 140 Indians whose labour issues were resolved by Embassy are coming back from Basra, Iraq tomorrow," the Spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry tweeted today.

There are several hundred Indians working in various fields in Iraq including steel mills, oil companies and construction projects.

According to the sources, "these Indians were facing issue of non-payment of salaries and after hectic efforts by the embassy officials... These workers did not come back initially as they wanted their salaries. Now, the amicable settlements have been worked out."

However, they did not disclose exactly what "settlements" have been made.