Indians in Iraq

Indians can now visit Iraq, says MEA in revised travel advisory

The MEA, however, cautioned visitors to avoid five provinces which are still affected by terrorism and violence.

Feb 05, 2019, 21:57 PM IST

Sidhu announces compensation, jobs to families of Indians killed in Iraq belonging to Punjab

The cricketer-turned-politician also said that the current pension of Rs 20,000 given to each family will be continued.

Apr 02, 2018, 20:45 PM IST

VK Singh to bring back mortal remains of 39 Indians from Iraq on Monday

Indian Ambassador Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit said that the bodies had been taken to Baghdad International Airport and would be flown back on a military flight, arriving in India on Monday.

Apr 02, 2018, 01:01 AM IST

VK Singh leaves for Iraq on Sunday to get mortal remains of Indians killed by ISIS

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Sunday morning confirmed that he is leaving for Iraq to bring back the mortal remains of 39 Indians who were killed by terrorist group ISIS in Mosul. The former Army chief said that the families of the deceased have been informed about how the mortal remains would be handed over to them.

Apr 01, 2018, 09:13 AM IST

VK Singh set to fly to Iraq to bring back mortal remains of 39 Indians killed by ISIS

Singh has confirmed that he will fly to Iraq soon after a nod from Baghdad Ambassador in a C-17 plane to bring back the mortal remains of 39 Indians.

Mar 31, 2018, 11:58 AM IST

VK Singh to go to Iraq to bring mortal remains of 39 Indians on April 1

Sushma Swaraj had hailed the role of VK Singh in ascertaining the identity of the Indians who got killed in Iraq.

Mar 30, 2018, 10:14 AM IST

Caught lying on Iraq, govt inventing story on data theft, tweets Rahul Gandhi

Rahul alleged that media networks bit the “bait”, making issue of death of 39 Indians in Iraq “vanish from radar”.

Mar 22, 2018, 10:52 AM IST

Facebook data breach: Congress hits back, accuses government of diverting attention from death of Indians in Iraq

The BJP on Wednesday questioned links between the Congress and Cambridge Analytica and wondered if it will now depend on "data theft" to woo voters.

Mar 21, 2018, 15:44 PM IST

Kin of 39 Indians missing in Iraq to undergo DNA test

Families of all 39 Indians who went missing in Iraq three years ago have been asked to undergo DNA tests for unspecified reasons.

Oct 21, 2017, 21:42 PM IST

No Indian in Basra with labour issues: MEA

There is no Indian left in Iraq's Basra city with labour issues after the arrival of 168 Indians back home in the past one week from there, External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.

Feb 23, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

No proof of death of abducted Indians in Iraq: Sushma Swaraj

Treading cautiously on the reports that 40 Indian workers abducted in Iraq have been killed by the Islamic State, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the government was continuously receiv

Nov 28, 2014, 12:55 PM IST

No proof that Indians abducted in Iraq are dead: Sushma Swaraj

Treading cautiously on the reports that 40 Indian workers abducted in Iraq have been killed by the Islamic State, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj the government was continuously receiving intelligence from its sources in the region that the Indian nationals are alive and safe.

Nov 28, 2014, 12:05 PM IST

39 Indians abducted in Iraq still in captivity

The 39 Indian workers held hostage by Islamic State jihadists in Mosul in Iraq since the past two months "remain in custody", the government said Wednesday.

Aug 13, 2014, 19:32 PM IST

Ambika Soni slams Sushma Swaraj on plight of Indians in Iraq jails

Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni today accused External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of "deliberately keeping out" facts regarding six Indians from Punjab languishing in Iraq jails.

Aug 07, 2014, 17:59 PM IST

Govt to ensure safe return of Indians from Iraq: Sushma Sawraj

Government on Monday assured Rajya Sabha that it will "leave no stone unturned" for the safe return of Indian nationals in captivity in Iraq who are "alive and well", and said its focus is now on bringing back Indians from strife-torn Libya which it said is no longer safe.

Aug 04, 2014, 19:47 PM IST

`Working day and night` to rescue Sikh hostages in Iraq: Govt

The Centre is "working day and night" to ensure the release of the 39 Sikhs who are being held hostage in Iraq, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Jul 22, 2014, 00:02 AM IST

Badal meets Swaraj; demands safe return of Punjabis from Iraq

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and asked the government to intensify efforts to ensure the safe and prompt return of Punjabis stranded in strife-torn Iraq to their motherland.

Jul 10, 2014, 23:13 PM IST

15 Gujrati workers return home from Iraq

Fifteen workers from different villages of Navsari and Valsad district today returned home from Najaf in Iraq, where they were stranded after a terror group took control of several parts of the country.

Jul 06, 2014, 23:46 PM IST

Nearly 2200 more Indians want to leave war-torn Iraq, 1600 of them being given tickets

MEA Official Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin informed that around 1600 nationals are being provided with tickets by the Indian government for their return.

Jul 06, 2014, 17:57 PM IST