One of the seven Indian nationals who was kidnapped in Baghlan province of Afghanistan in May 2018 has safely returned to India.
“We are grateful to the Government of Afghanistan for their support in securing the release and repatriation of the Indian national,” the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release.
“We continue to work closely with the Government of Afghanistan for safe and early return of the remaining six Indian nationals,” it added.
The Indian engineers abducted were employed in RPG Group company KEC International and were working on a project for the construction of a power sub-station in the country when they were abducted.
They were abducted in Bagh-e-Shamal village near the Pul-e-Khomri city which is the capital of northern Baghlan province in Afghanistan.
Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had spoken to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Head of Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan, Salahuddin Rabbani regarding the release of Indian citizens.
India has also provided at least USD 2billion aid to Afghanistan.