He said the government has been conducting a regular review of the situation arising out of the outbreak of coronavirus in China.
The Indian embassy in Beijing said India was preparing to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan on Friday.
"We have made a formal request to the government of China for bringing back Indian nationals from the Hubei province in two flights. We are awaiting for the necessary approval from the Chinese side. We hope this will be granted soon," Kumar said.
Kumar said arrangements are being put in place for people to travel to the airport in Wuhan.
"We remain committed to the safety and well-being of our nationals abroad. We appreciate the support extended by the government of China and other ministries in government of India in putting this process together," Kumar said.
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