Over 28,000 Indian pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Haj

September 30:

Over 28,000 pilgrims from different parts of India have arrived so far in Saudi Arabia for Haj, Indian mission in the Gulf Kingdom has said.

According to India’s Jeddah Consulate, Haj pilgrims from India started arriving in the Saudi from September 17 at Jeddah and Medina airports.

The first flight carrying over 400 pilgrims from Kolkata landed in Jeddah on September 17, which was received by Faiz Ahmad Kidwai, Consul General of India in Jeddah.

"More than 500 deputationists appointed by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India including 117 doctors and 143 paramedics have also arrived in the Kingdom and are serving the pilgrims," the Consulate said.http://www.siasat.com/english/news/over-28000-indian-pilgrims-arrive-saudi-arabia-haj


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