Its being reported that the areas that have been taken over by the Sunni militants do not have a large Indian populace. Most of the Indians in Iraq are in Basra and Kurdistan, which are relatively safer places.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the state government is regularly in touch with the central government on what could be done to alleviate the nurses’ difficulties and ultimately evacuate them.
The Indian foreign ministry said the situation in Iraq was receiving 'high priority' but ruled out any immediate emergency evacuation of its nationals, as reported by Sahara Samay.
The external affairs ministry's control room number to get any info on Indians in Iraq are:
+91 11 2301 2113, +91 11 2301 7905, +91 11 2301 4104
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