The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said that the Bodies of six of the seven Indians missing after their boats were bombed by Saudi Arabian Forces off the coast of Yemen were found. This incident has brought the the smuggling network in the Indian Ocean that is flourishing well  in recent times as  the Indian men who were allegedly smuggling fuel into Yemen, were bombed by the Saudi forces. late at night on September 10, the bodies of six of the missing persons present on the two boats were recovered and brought to the military hospital. The families of the deceased have been informed, and their verbal consent has been taken for appropriate funeral to be performed  in Hodeidah as per religious practices. Of the remaining 15 Indians on the two boats, 14 are safe at Hodeidah.

One person is still not found and is missing. The authorities are searching for his whereabouts thoroughly. Two boats, named Mustafa and Asmar, carrying 21 Indians came under attack on September 8, the official statement said, but did not clarify what the boats were doing in the strife-torn area.