NEW DELHI: Twenty Indians died in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on oil smugglers in Yemen, Reuters reported late on Tuesday.
MEA was yet to confirm until late in the night if those killed were indeed Indians. India shut down its embassy in Yemen earlier this year, a fallout of the civil war which has engulfed the nation since the Iran- backed Houthi rebels seized capital Sanaa. All Indians willing to leave the country had been evacuated.
"We are ascertaining the facts about the reports," MEA spokesman Vikas Swarup said when asked about reports that 20 Indians had been killed in Saudi-led strikes in Yemen.
When india requested all indians to leave , some did not .can not blame the gov also looks like they were involve in stealing
Its a sad occurrence to have fellow Indians being killed in a foreign country, whatever may be the cause.
At the end of the day, the Saudi's will end up with a bloody nose
Nobody blames Indian government. These are occupational hazards.
Fellow Indians, yes. But also smugglers, probably. Ignored repeated warnings of the Indian government, definitely.
The kin of Indians should not blame Indian govt for death of Indians in Saudi air strikes in Yemen. Plenty appeals and warnings were issued to Indians to leave the country. Indian govt provided free home passage also to all Indians who wished to return home. Many idiot Indians ignored Indian govt warnings and chose to stay back. Now they face imminent death in Saudi & UAE strikes.
These Indians died are those stayed voluntarily despite India's repeated plea to get out from dangerous Shia-Sunny war
voluntarily ??? they were fuel smugglers and greed kept them there.
It is not the mistake of India , Government told all Indians to come back and provided free air travel so let us not blame Modi government
Thokchom Jotin Singh
Greed for money dig their own grave.
As soon as it is indian, they become innocent. News clearly says smugglers and they deserve it