Six Indians killed in Yemen aerial bombardment, one missing: MEA

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India said on Friday that six Indians had diedymn following aerial bombardment of their boats off Yemen coast while one Indian was unaccounted for.

In a statement, external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the bodies of six of the missing persons aboard two boats were recovered on Thursday and brought to the military hospital in Djibouti.

He said that the two boats, ‘Mustafa’ and ‘Asmar’, carrying a total of 21 Indian nationals came under aerial attack on September 8. Following the incident, 14 nationals were rescued while seven were initially reported missing.

The 14 rescued Indians were safe in Hodeidah. Of these, four were undergoing treatment in a local hospital.

All these 14 Indian nationals were in regular touch with their families. The Indian mission was working with local authorities and contacts to ascertain the whereabouts of the one Indian still missing, the spokesman said.

Swarup said that the families of the dead have been informed, and their verbal consent taken for appropriate funeral rites to be performed in Hodeidah as per religious practices.

He said that the Indian embassy in Yemen’s Camp Office in Djibouti was constantly in touch with authorities and local contacts to ascertain more details.


  1. Dear readers,

    Where is the Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and General V K Singh who earlier used social media by rescuing 3,500 Indians from war zone Yemen?

    How does still more Indian’s being left out after successful evacuation operations? Why there are no Diplomatic protest from the Indian government?

    Jai Hind

  2. Sharia Pandita,
    Depending on who you believe, these guys were either fuel smugglers or fishermen. Question is – why did these folks knowingly enter a war zone? There is no way India can stop folks from entering these dangerous areas voluntarily! Why are you not saying a single word against your tribal masters in Saudi? How come they are bombing Yemen rebels but funding and supporting ISIS rats?

    • How come they are bombing Yemen rebels but funding and supporting ISIS rats? – ಜೋಕರ್ ರಾಂಪಣ್ಣ

      You know very well that it was the USA who was responsible for creating ideal conditions for the rise of the ISIS. And you know very well that the US is pussy-footing around with them! At most they are sitting pretty in some remote command center in the USA and playing video-games (launching drone attacks).

      I guess after being booted out of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, their liver must have turned to pudding! The joints must be arthritic and creaking! Forget about ‘putting boots on the groung’. The most they can do is shuffle around in geriatric fashion. They lack the spine and the will! ಒಂಜಿ ಚೂರ್ ಲ ದುಂ ಇಜ್ಜಿ.

      And here we have our fearless Rampa giving us ಬಿಗ್ ಬಿಗ್ ಭಾಷನಾಸ್.

      ಶ್ಯಾಬಾಶ್ ರಾಂಪ. Another numero uno ಜೋಕ್. 🙂

  3. these guys were either fuel smugglers or fishermen.-Mr.Original Pai

    Sir,The Ship they are operating is Indian registered and highly patrolled in those waters by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) HQ in Bahrain, it now regularly attracts representatives from over 20 countries.India is also one of the key participant and deployed its forces.

    So stop bullying and write intelligently.If you subscribe to ‘Observer’ and ‘Panchjanya’ you mind will be filled with the same ‘Bunch of thoughts’ which your Guruji’s through to his followers.

    Your question is self explanatory which you can expect answers from great Doddana Jr.and Sr.BUSH who left behind the trail of destruction creating widows and orphans which will later forced to take shelter in EU.

    Jai Hind

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