New Delhi, March 23, 2016: India’s relief operation in the Brussels attack has brought relief to Indians stranded in the unsafe city.
Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya thanked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Jet Airways for rescuing his family from the Brussels airport.
Abhijeet wrote: “God is great .. My family is safe
#Brussels jst spoke to my wife n son at #BrusselsAirport..They r bn evacuated to a safe zone God is great.. Thx @jetairways”
Later he also thanked Sushma Swaraj for her help:
Brussels was rocked by explosions and destruction for which Islamic State has claimed the responsibility of. As soon as the news came out, India went for rescue ops.
No Indian casualty has come to light while 2 crew members of Jet Airways have been injured. The names of the injured crew are Nidhi and Amit and both are out of danger. The 200 Indians which were stuck at Leuven Brabanthall are rescued and they are being guarded by the local police and are also helped by the Red Cross and the Indian Embassy staffs. The Indians have been provided proper food and bed.
Here is the information posted by Embassy of India for Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union:
Meanwhile Sushma Swaraj has said that since the mobile communication has been blocked therefore the relatives or the ones who need help may contact the emergency help line- +32-26409140.
The Brussels airport has been closed till Wednesday and Jet Airways has asked the Friends and families of guests to contact the Brussels Airport Crisis Center on +32 2 27537300 for any information.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attacks and prayed for a quick recovery of the injured:
Meanwhile the Indian government has A travel advisory for all Indians has been given out which mentions that Belgium has issued the highest security alert following the terror attacks in Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek Metro Station in Brussels. It advised Indians to remain alert and to exercise caution while asking them to avoid ‘uncessary outdoor travels’ and to avoid crowded centers.
It also advised the people to keep their family uptodate about their whereabouts and to contact it on phone numbers + 32 2 640 91 40, + 32 2 645 1850 and + 32 476 748 575 (Mobile).+ 32 2 645 1850+ 32 476 748 575 if the need arises.
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