I have seen the video from Fr Tom. He is an Indian citizen and the life of every Indian is most precious for us. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 27, 2016
"We got Father Alex Prem Kumar and Judith D'Souza released from Afghanistan," she said.
"We have spared no effort and we will spare no effort to secure Fr Tom's release from captivity," the External Affairs Minister added.
The Minister's remarks comes a day after Father Uzhunnalil appealed to Pope Francis and the Indian government through a purported video to secure his release from his captors.
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