Stock up big on rations: India tells its citizens in Bahrain

"Situation tense but calm. Stock up big on rations. Absolutely stay indoors. We will get thru (through) this together," India's Ambassador to Bahrain Mohan Kumar tweeted.

Apart from advising its nationals, whose presence is not necessary in Bahrain, to consider leaving that country, the Ministry of External Affairs has already asked Indians to keep a low profile, stay indoors and to avoid all non- essential travel within the country.

Bahrain has nearly 300,000 Indians, making them the single largest expatriate community in the tiny Gulf country. Bahrain is witnessing protests over the last several weeks, with the demonstrators alleging discrimination and lack of rights and seeking political reforms including restricting the country's monarchy to a constitutional role only.

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