"We have been following the recent developments in Egypt with concern, particularly the tragic loss of large number of lives in Cairo and other cities. We urge all sides to abjure violence, exercise maximum restraint and engage in an earnest dialogue that will promote national reconciliation and permit an early transition towards a stable and peaceful democratic set-up," Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.
"Our Mission in Cairo is in close contact with all sections of the Indian community and with the Indian companies that have a presence in Egypt. We are maintaining active liaison with the concerned authorities to ensure their continued safety," he said.
Egypt witnessed violent protests on Friday as clashes between supporters of country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces left at least 38 people killed across the country, reports said.
A heavy military presence has been deployed across the country including Cairo city.
More than 500 people were killed during clashes between the police and Morsi's supporters in Cairo city on Wednesday.
After days of protests, the Egyptian Army on July 3 ousted the country's first democratically elected president Morsijust after one year in office.
He was taken into military custody the same night.
The head of country's Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, was sworn in as interim president on July 4.
Demonstrators across the nation accused Morsi of failing to tackle the economic and security problem since being elected a year ago.
--IBNS (Posted on 17-08-2013)