The Indians working in Libya  were asked to leave the country after the war intensified in Sabrath city, where most of the Indians are working. Last month, an Indian nurse and her infant were killed in a shell attack in Zawiya Hospital in Sabratha.

Prime minster Narendra Modi had said during an election campaign in Kerala that the centre has left no stone un-turned to bring the stranded Malayali workers in Libya back to the country .