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Seven Indians working to expand the electricity infrastructure in Afghanistan were kidnapped by the Taliban in May 2018

Two Indian nationals who were released from captivity in Afghanistan on July 31, 2020, returned to India on Tuesday. It is worth recalling that seven Indian nationals were kidnapped in Afghanistan in May 2018, including the two who returned on August 4. Six Indian nationals have so far been released from captivity, the State Department said in a press release. "We thank the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for their constant and unwavering support in the release of the Indians," said the ministry. All seven Indians worked for KEC International Limited in Maharashtra, the company that works to develop inland electricity infrastructure. It should be remembered that the Taliban never officially assumed responsibility for the kidnapping of these Indian nationals. Only after their release was it confirmed that the Taliban were behind their abductions. India is one of Afghanistan's leading development partners. During a phone conversation between Narendra Modi and Ashraf Ghani on Monday, the Afghan President thanked the Indian Prime Minister for providing the timely food and medical aid to meet Afghan requirements. For his part, Prime Minister Modi reaffirmed India's commitment to the people of Afghanistan in their pursuit of a peaceful, prosperous and inclusive Afghanistan.