Operation Kaveri: Nearly 3,200 Indians evacuated so far from crisis-hit Sudan

HY News 03 May, 2023 12:18 pm IST

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Around 3,200 stranded Indians have left the crisis-hit Sudan for Jeddah till now, as India intensified Operation Kaveri to rescue stranded citizens from Khartoum.

The Indian Air Force C-130J flight with 122 stranded Indians, senior citizens including took off from the crisis-hit Sudan. The Embassy of India in Khartoum said that till Tuesday, Indians moved out of Port Sudan using five Indian Naval Ships and 13 Indian Air Force aircraft including one from Wadi Sayyidna military airbase. Meanwhile, the Indian Embassy in Sudan's Khartoum will be temporarily relocated to Port Sudan.

The External Affairs Ministry said the decision has been taken in view of the prevailing security situation in Sudan, including attacks in Khartoum city. The Ministry said the situation will be assessed in the light of further developments.

The conflict in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan started on 15th April. AIR correspondent reports that the government launched ‘Operation Kaveri’ and swiftly stationed Indian Naval Ships and Indian Air Force Aircrafts for evacuation of Indians stranded in Sudan.

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