India on Tuesday condemned the drone attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that killed two Indian nationals as a terrorist incident and conveyed the country’s strong solidarity to the emirates in the face of such assaults.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar discussed Monday’s “terror attack” with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan during a telephone conversation, the external affairs ministry said in a statement.
The UAE foreign minister shared details of the attack and conveyed his government’s deepest condolences at the death of the two Indians. He assured Jaishankar that the UAE government will extend the fullest support to the families of the dead, and said authorities in the emirates are in touch with the Indian embassy in this regard.
Jaishankar “condemned the terror attack in the strongest terms”, and emphasised that such “an attack on innocent civilians was completely unacceptable and against all civilised norms”. He appreciated the immediate assistance provided by UAE authorities to the Indian embassy in responding to the situation.