January 19, 2022
KOLKATA – The Indian embassy in the UAE said on Tuesday that the two Indian nationals killed in a drone attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in Abu Dhabi had been identified and the mission was in touch with their families.
”Identities of 2 deceased Indian nationals established. @IndembAbuDhabi officials are in touch with their family members.The Mission is working closely with UAE authorities, including ADNOC, for early repatriation of mortal remains,” the embassy tweeted.
The mission did not give details about the two dead Indians. It said, “Of the six injured, two are Indian nationals. After receiving medical treatment, they were discharged yesterday night.”
Meanwhile, India expressed its strong solidarity with the UAE in the wake of the drone attack.External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar received a call from UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed al Nahyan during which the latter condoled the death of the two Indian nationals.
“Deeply appreciate receiving a call from UAE FM @ABZayed. He expressed condolences for the Indian lives lost in the terror attack in UAE yesterday,” Jaishankar tweeted later. “Conveyed our strong solidarity with the UAE in face of such unacceptable acts,” he said.
The Indian minister added; ”Our Embassy is working with UAE authorities to provide the fullest support to families of the deceased.”
Meanwhile, Israel condemned the terror attack in Abu Dhabi and sent its condolences to the government and the people of India as well as to the two Indians killed in the attack.