200 more Indian nationals return from Iraq

July 06, 2014 08:40 am | Updated November 16, 2021 07:01 pm IST - New Delhi

New Delhi: Indians who were stranded in Iraq on their arrival at IGI Airport T3 in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI7_5_2014_000212A)

New Delhi: Indians who were stranded in Iraq on their arrival at IGI Airport T3 in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI7_5_2014_000212A)

Two-hundred Indians landed in New Delhi from Najaf in trouble-torn Iraq on a >special chartered flight of Iraq Airways early on Sunday.

The flight landed here at around 0430 hours in the morning carrying the passengers.

>More passengers are expected to be airlifted and brought back from Iraq over the next two days from special flights including that of Air India.

The plane was chartered by the External Affairs Ministry.

This comes a day after >46 Indian nurses , who were held captive by ISIS militants in Iraq, and 137 others including 70 from Kirkuk in the northern part of Iraq, who returned in a special AI flight to Kochi via Mumbai on Saturday.

Nearly 600 Indian nationals will come back from conflict-hit Iraq over the next two days, External Affairs Ministry had said on Saturday.

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