Many of the countries affected by the earthquake and tsunami on December 26, 2004 have set up hotlines for citizens and foreign nationals in the affected areas.
A control room is working round the clock in the Home Ministry to monitor relief and rehabilitation measures following the tsunami which struck the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Pondichery.
The Indian government has provided the following telephone numbers:
Ministry of Home Affairs:
Adnaman & Nicobar Islands