Infosys employee from Bengaluru missing in Brussels

Mar 24, 2016, 02:02 IST | PTI

New Delhi: An Infosys employee from Bengaluru has been missing in Brussels since the deadly terror attacks and the Indian Embassy in the Belgian capital was making efforts to locate him.

Sushma Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj

The missing employee has been identified as Raghavendran Ganesh.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the Indian Embassy in Brussels was trying to trace Ganesh.

"We are doing our best to locate Raghavendran Ganesh," Swaraj tweeted.

Official sources said Ganesh is an Infosys employee and hails from Bengaluru.

Two Jet Airways crew members -- Nidhi Chaphekar and Amit Motwanai -- were injured in yesterday's explosions at Brussels' Zaventem airport and Swaraj said they are recovering well. Both Nidhi and Amit are from Mumbai.

"I have just spoken to Manjeev Puri, our Ambassador in Brussels. He has informed me that Nidhi and Amit are both recovering well," she said.

Swaraj said government was coordinating with Jet airways to evacuate Indian citizens.

"The airport is still not open. This may take some time. We are coordinating with @jetairways on alternate plans to evacuate our citizens," she said.

The airline, which has cancelled its flight services to Brussels till Thursday in view of the closure of the airport following yesterday's blasts, also said its teams are closely working with the local authorities for resumption of operations.

Brussels airport serves as the Mumbai-based airline's European hub for its international operations, which is now being relocated to Dutch capital Amsterdam from coming Sunday.

Jet Airways statement

Jet Airways has now scheduled recovery flights from Amsterdam to transfer its guests who were held back in Brussels. Following is the schedule of the recovery flights for March 24, 2016:

Flight No



Departure (Local Time)

Arrival (Local Time)

9W 1227



1400 hrs

0300 +1

9W 1229



1600 hrs

0425 +1

9W 1230



1800 hrs


Jet Airways confirms its guests are currently on their way from Brussels to Amsterdam by road transport. They are being accompanied by Jet Airways staff. The airline has made hotel arrangements in Amsterdam for their overnight stay, before they continue onward journey to their destination.

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