"Even if you are stuck on the Mars, Indian Embassy there will help you," tweeted the Foreign Minister this morning.
Her post appeared to humour one Karan Saini, who joked in a tweet about being "stuck on Mars" without food and questioned when India's next Mars mission was due. Along with Ms Swaraj, India's space agency ISRO was tagged on the tweet.
Even if you are stuck on the Mars, Indian Embassy there will help you. https://t.co/Smg1oXKZXD- Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 8, 2017
The minister's response to the tweet has drawn 2,200 retweets and over 4,500 'likes' in less than an hour.
Among those who responded to Mr Saini's comment were those who criticized him for "mocking someone's good work".
Ms Swaraj is among the government's most responsive ministers on Twitter and is known to reply directly to tweets by those who are either in trouble - or even those who are prone to using their social media posts to draw the minister's attention.
Recently, Ms Swaraj responded to a Pakistani man who needed a medical visa for his infant son's treatment in India. "No. The child will not suffer. Pls contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will give the medical visa," she assured in her tweet.
Earlier this year, the minister said she would personally monitor the response of Indian missions abroad to SOS messages.
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