The two Indian traders who were held captive and tortured by locals in the Chinese business hub of Yiwu were escorted safely to the Indian consulate in Shanghai on Wednesday.
They were later shifted to a hotel in Shanghai, and are expected to reach to reach Mumbai tonight on a Jet Airways flight via Bangkok.
External affairs minister S M Krishna commended the Chinese ambassador in New Delhi and local authorities for responding quickly.
"We reached safely to Shanghai and were put up in a hotel by the Indian Consulate," Deepak Raheja, who was held captive along with Shyamsunder Agrawal, reportedly said over the phone.
He said when they were being taken out there was no resistance by local traders who had surrounded their hotel at Yiwu where they were put up during the past two days.