Amritsar, Jan 21, 2022: The mortal remains of the two Indian nationals killed in a suspected drone attack near the Abu Dhabi airport reached Amritsar on Friday. Indian Ambassador to the UAE Sunjay Sudhir had said in a tweet that all formalities for repatriation of mortal remains of 2 Indians deceased in Jan 17 incident have been completed.
“Remains reach Amritsar tomorrow morning. Highly appreciate the fullest support extended by Govt of UAE & @AdnocGroup. Tied up with Punjab Govt for local support.”
The identities of the two Indians have been established, the Indian embassy said on Tuesday but it has not yet disclosed them. It also said there were two Indians among the six people injured in the attacks and both were discharged on Monday night after medical treatment.
Bodies of the two Indians who lost their lives in the Abu Dhabi fire incident on January 17 reach Amritsar, Punjab pic.twitter.com/qatXcm6IZi— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2022
Two Indians and a Pakistani national, all staff of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), were killed and six others injured on Monday in the attack claimed by Houthi rebels.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had “condemned the terror attack in the strongest terms” and “emphasised that in this day and age, such an attack on innocent civilians was completely unacceptable and against all civilised norms”. Jaishankar had “appreciated the immediate assistance provided by UAE authorities to the Embassy in responding to this tragic situation,” the Ministry of External Affairs had said in a statement.
The UAE submitted a letter on Tuesday to Norway, President of the United Nations Security Council for the month of January, requesting a meeting of the Council to address the Houthi terrorist attacks in Abu Dhabi on 17 January."
Abu Dhabi called on the Security Council to speak with one voice" and join in firmly and unequivocally condemning these terrorist attacks, which were launched in complete disregard of international law. “The United Arab Emirates strongly condemns the Houthis’ targeting of civilians and civilian objects in flagrant violation of international law, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN Lana Nusseibeh said.