Today the Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy has also met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj to discuss the way of safe release of the nurses. Sushma Swaraj had assured the CM that the government was doing everything for the nurses' safety and to bring them back to India.
About 10,000 Indians work in Iraq, mostly in areas unaffected by the fighting between the ISIS and government forces.
Some 900 Indians are ready to return and are being flown out of Iraq. 39 Indians are in captivity in Mosul and unharmed, said the government.