Ten months after being kidnapped in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, one of the seven Indian nationals has safely returned to India, the External Affairs Ministry said today.
It said India continued to work closely with the Afghan government for the safe and early return of the remaining six Indian nationals.
The seven Indians engineers were kidnapped by Taliban terrorists on May 6 last year.
Terrorists mistook the engineers for government employees
Expressing pleasure over the safe return of the engineer, the MEA said, "We are grateful to the Government of Afghanistan for their support in securing the release and repatriation of the Indian national."
The seven Indian engineers were abducted by Taliban terrorists in the restive northern Baghlan province on May 6 last year.
The terrorists mistook the engineers for government employees and kidnapped them.
India has provided at least $2 billion aid to Afghanistan
The Indian engineers of KEC International, an RPG group company, were working on the construction of a power sub-station in the country. India has been carrying reconstruction activities in the war-torn country and it has already provided at least $2 billion aid to Afghanistan.