NEW DELHI: India has "secured" the release of four Indians from Syria, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.
The four Indians were arrested by the Syrian government in January reportedly when they were on their way to join Islamic state ISIS. "We have secured the release of four Indian nationals from Syria," Swaraj said in a tweet.
In a series of tweets regarding the development, the External Affairs Minister said, "Welcome home Arun Kumar Saini, Sarvjit Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Joga Singh. I appreciate the officers who facilitated their journey from Syria to India."
She said, "I had requested (the) Deputy Prime Minister of Syria for their release during his visit to India in January this year. Thank you Syria."