The Indian officials have been in constant touch with their Malaysian counterparts and the relatives of five Indian passengers on board the Malaysian Airlines flight, which disappeared over the South China sea while on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
“Since yesterday, the Indian High Commission in Malaysia and the Embassies of India in China and DPRK (North Korea) have been in touch with the relatives of the five Indian nationals on that flight and we have assured them of our assistance and support,” a Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) release said on Sunday.
The Indian High Commission has been in “constant contact” with the Malaysian authorities, Ministry of External Affairs said, adding New Delhi appreciated the efforts undertaken by Kuala Lumpur to locate flight MH370.
“We appreciate the efforts of the Government of Malaysia (in trying) to locate the missing aircraft,” the communique added.
The Indian nationals, including a family of three from Mumbai, was travelling to visit their eldest son in Beijing, sources told the Express.
They have been identified as Vinod Kolekar, 59, Chetana,55, and Swanand,23.
Chandrika Sharma, 51, from Chennai was en route to Mongolia for attending a conference, while Kranti Pralhad Sirsath,44, was planning to join her husband posted with a company in the North Korean capital Pyongyang.
Meanwhile, the Indian envoy in North Korea got in touch with Pralhad’s husband and facilitated his travel to China via the land border shared by the two Communist states.