Indian embassy in South Sudan asked Indians trapped to stay calm

Monday;July 11, 2016: Yesterday, Indian embassy in South Sudan asked Indians trapped to stay calm, as they assuring them that,the members are in constant touch with authorities in India and all choices are being measured to give respite to them among heavy in fighting between South Sudan's army and previous rebels.

Vice President Riek Machar said, “His residence was attacked by the president's troops, raising fears of a slide back into full-blown conflict in the five-year-old nation”.

Sushma Swaraj has retweeted Indian Embassy statement, "The Indian embassy is in regular touch with concerned authorities with concerned authorities in India and all options are being considered for providing relief to Indians stranded here in Juba. All are requested to keep calm and await further development and further inputs from the embassy,"

Bhupat Patel,an Indian resident in South Sudan, tweeted to External Minister asking for help, saying that they are stuck in between heavy gunfire.

"There are about 250-300 Indians in Juba. According to the reports I have received, all of them including the staff working at Indian establishments and Indian peacekeeping contingent are safe," Indian Ambassador to South Sudan Srikumar Menon said.


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