Industrialist Naveen Jindal has shown his support to bring back 39 Indian sailors stuck at the Chinese border. Taking on Twitter, Jindal writes, “This is a humanitarian crisis: 39 Indian sailors stranded at Chinese ports for months; were carrying coal from Australia to China. We are ready to buy the coal on these ships if it can help bring our sailors back home.”
According to an official of the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI), 39 Indian sailors are stuck in the Chinese waters on two merchant ships for three to seven months, because of deteriorating China-Australia ties. They are being counselled for severe mental distress. It is due to the ongoing “trade war” between China and Australia that leads to the trouble for Indian sailors.
In support to rescue these sailors, Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power Naveen Jindal has taken a bold step by offering to purchase the coal in that shipment. It is however, on the Australian authorities if they agree to the offer. Jindal has also tagged the officials from the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India to intervene in the matter.