New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday informed that two Indians, who had been in captivity in Libya since July 29, 2015, have been released.
The two Indians, who were teaching at Libya's Sirte University, were abducted by Islamic State militants in July last year.
T Gopalakrishna hails from Andhra Pradesh and C Balaramkishan is a resident of Telangana.
In a tweet, Sushma Swaraj wrote:
I am happy to inform that T Gopalakrishna (AP) & C BalaramKishan (Telangana) who were captive in Libya since 29 July 2015 have been rescued.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) September 15, 2016
Both Gopalakrishna and Balaramkishan were abducted while they were on their way to Tripoli airport to return to India.
Sirte is the hometown of ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.