THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS [GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]
(a) Yes. The Government is closely monitoring the evolving situation in Libya and Gaza, taking into account our interests in the region.
(b) Libya: For last three weeks, there has been intensification of militia warfare for control of the Tripoli International Airport, which has led to its closure and suspension of all foreign airlines till further notice. The clashes have spread to airport’s adjoining districts. Separately, militia in-fighting is continuing around Benghazi in the eastern part of Libya. This has given cause for concern regarding the safety and security of Indian nationals in Libya. Gaza: There has been an outbreak of violence between Israel and Hamas, centred in Gaza, since 08 July 2014, follo