New Delhi: Bodies of the two Indian victims, who lost their lives in the Abu Dhabi drone blast on January 17, reached Amritsar in Punjab on Friday. The mortal remains of both the victims will be handed over to the families.
The mortal remains of both the Indian national victims of the drone attack, that happened near the airport in Abu Dhabi, landed in Amritsar around 11 in the morning today.
Earlier on Thursday, Indian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sanjay Sudhir had said all protocols and formalities for repatriation of mortal remains of the two Indians had been completed.
“Highly appreciate the fullest support extended by Govt of UAE & @AdnocGroup . Tied up with Punjab Govt for local support,” tweeted Sanjay Sudhir, Indian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.
Earlier, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expressed solidarity with the UAE in face of such “unacceptable” acts in a phone call with Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. UAE on Monday condemned the Houthi attack in the capital Abu Dhabi that killed three civilians, including two Indians.
In the blast two Indians and a Pakistani national were killed and six others injured in a suspected Houthi drone attack near the Abu Dhabi airport that sparked multiple explosions in the United Arab Emirates’ capital.
The explosions were caused by “small flying objects”, possibly drones, that hit three petroleum tankers in Abu Dhabi, police said. Another minor fire broke out in the new construction area of the Abu Dhabi International Airport, according to the state-run Emirates News Agency (WAM).