The two indians from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who were kidnapped by Islamic state (IS) militants in Libya were released finally after one year.
T Gopi Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) and C Balram (Telangana) were working as Engineers in Libya , they were released with the efforts of External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj and her ministry.
Four Indians were kidnapped by IS in 2015, two of them Karnataka Laxmikant (Raichur) and Vijay Kumar (Bengaluru) were released earlier.
While the families of the kidnapped Indians expressed their thanks to the Indian government. Balaram’s wife Sridevi said, Her tension finally got relieved and she is waiting for her husband. Gopikrishna family expressed their happiness over the safe release from the militants .
EAM Sushma Swaraj tweeted ..I am happy to inform that T Gopalakrishna (AP) & C Balaram KRishna (Telangana) who were captive in Libya since 29 July 2015 have been rescued.