After evacuation attempts in Japan, IT companies are recalling its staff in the embattled island nation of Bahrain as well. Wipro, Infosys and TCS is reported to be calling back their staff over unpredictable conditions that have emerged there. There are approximately 3,50,000 Indians in Bahrain according to official estimates.
Minister of state for external affairs E Ahmed has been quoted as saying, "There is a law-and-order situation in Bahrain and security forces are sorting it out. Indians are safe, and there is no cause for concern. I'm in touch with the Indian envoy to Bahrain, Mohan Kumar. Indians there have been asked to approach their association and its volunteers for help in an emergency."
An Infosys spokesperson said that they had less than 20 employees in Bahrain and they had already flown back to India a few days back. Wipro representative and Senior vice-president and Business head (India & Middle East), Anand Sankaran said on the volatile situation, “The company has 1,100 employees in the Middle East, of which 50 are in Bahrain. We've already brought back 25 persons living and working in sensitive areas of that country."
TCS that has 20 staff working in Bahrain have also been brought back.
Though the situation is not as sensitive as in Egypt or Libya, the climate seem to be tense with schools closed and essential supplies rationed.