We will take care of our people: Jaishankar praises the government's efforts to evacuate the Wuhan Indians

NEW DELHI: The Foreign Minister praised the government led by Narendra Modi on Sunday for his efforts to evacuate more than 600 Indians from the Chinese city of Coronavirus and said he understands his responsibility to reach the Indians anywhere in the world. .

Speaking at the Tamil Association Program in New Delhi, Jaishankar said that the Center in the past five years has developed a system where any Indian in trouble anywhere in the world is contacted and attended.

I can say with great pride that under this government, we have developed a system by which any Indian in trouble, anywhere in the world, takes care of them. We are there for them. People today leave with the confidence that if something happens, their government will be there to support them, Jaishankar said.

Even today, for example, many of our students were there in the Chinese city of Wuhan. We have worked very hard and brought them back, he added. Today this feeling is there: (they are) our people, (and) our responsibility. We will take care of our people.

Some 647 Indians have been rescued from Wuhan, a Chinese city of 11 million inhabitants that is the epicenter of the new strain of. The Indians, along with 7 Maldives, were brought back on special Air India flights.