39 Indians killed by ISIS in Iraq, bodies handed over to Indian authorities
BAGHDAD: The mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed by ISIS in Iraq's Mosul were on Sunday handed over to Indian authorities in Baghdad. The remains will be flown back to India on Monday.
Indian Ambassador Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit said that the bodies had been taken to Baghdad International Airport and would be flown back on a military flight, arriving in India on Monday.
Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh, who has flown to Iraq, saluted the remains at the airport as workers loaded the caskets on the aircraft. Singh condemned terrorism and expressed his government's stance in fighting it.
"We are against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations," he told reporters, describing IS as "very cruel terrorist organization and our people have fallen to their bullets.