Indians Cannot be Evacuated from Gaza for Now, “Situation Difficult” Says Centre

New Delhi: The evacuation of Indians stranded in war-torn Gaza Strip is difficult under the current circumstances and attempts to get them out will be made at the first opportunity, said the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters Bagchi said, “The situation in Gaza is difficult for any evacuation but if we get a chance, we will get them out.”

At present four Indians are stranded in Gaza and one is in the West Bank. So far, there are no reports of any Indian casualty in the October 7 Hamas attack in Israel or the subsequent war in Gaza.

According to the Israeli Embassy in India, three Indians have been missing since the October 7 attack.

More than 1,400 people, including foreign nationals, children, women and soldiers, were killed in the brutal attack as nearly 2,500 Hamas militants invaded the country under the cover of rocket barrages. The retaliatory air strike by Israel on Gaza has left hundreds dead.

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