Indian Govt says 40 Indians ‘uncontactable’ in Iraq’s Mosul town

New Delhi, Jun 18 .Forty Indians were “uncontactable” in Mosul town of strife-torn Iraq, government has said even as it decided to send former envoy to Iraq Suresh Reddy to strengthen the Indian Mission in Baghdad.

“There are 40 Indians in Mosul whom we have not been able to contact. Despite our best efforts at this stage… they remain uncontactable,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said today.

Asked about reports claiming that they were abducted, he said, “We cannot confirm it.(PTI)