Even the Americans were not able to do it. The European nations too were not able to do it but we brought him back, he said.
Father Tom, who was working as a chaplain in an old-age home in Aden, was taken captive in March last year by armed ISIS terrorists who took him to Yemen.
Rescuing Fr Tom was complex since there was no Indian Embassy in Yemen, Alphons said, adding that This means huge diplomatic deployment and talking to all neighbouring countries.
The Union Minister said this government is determined in protecting Indians everywhere irrespective of community and religion.
He went on to cite examples of how the government has rescued Father Prem Kumar, the operations to bring back the nurses from Libya and how Judith DSouza was released from her captors in Afghanistan. PTI
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