Operation Kaveri, undertaken by India to evacuate its nationals from war-torn Sudan, has now come to a close. India, on Thursday (May 5) closed the Operation, has thus far evacuated 3,862 people from Sudan under Operation Kaveri, including 47 passengers who arrived on Friday in a C-130J aircraft. A total of 3,862 people were rescued from strife-torn Sudan under Operation Kaveri. According to the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia, the transit facility, which was created at a school in Jeddah, has also been closed now.
The mission comes on the back of a rescue mission carried out by a C-130J special operations aircraft in April-end. The operation was carried out using 5 Indian Naval Ships and 16 Indian Air Force aircraft including one from Wadi Sayyidna military airbase.
India in Saudi Arabia tweeted, “Today, we closed down the transit facility created at the International Indian School Jeddah @IndianPage for Sudan evacuees during #OperationKaveri. The facility provided comfort to more than 3500 evacuees and served as the nerve centre for planning their onwards movement to India.”
Earlier, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.”IAF C-130J aircraft with 47 evacuees from Sudan is on its way to Delhi from Jeddah. Nearly 3800 persons have now been rescued from Sudan under #OperationKaveri.”
Meanwhile, on Thursday, a flight with 192 Indians, who were stranded in Sudan, landed in Ahmedabad. Indian Air Force C17 aircraft brought them to Gujarat from Port Sudan to Ahmedabad. On the same day, “20 evacuees departed from N’Djamena in two batches of 2 and 18 onboard flights destined for Chennai and Bengaluru respectively. These evacuees had crossed over from Sudan into Chad through the adjoining land border,” Bagchi tweeted.
According to CNN, the two warring factions in Sudan, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) agreed to a seven-day ceasefire, according to a statement of the foreign ministry of South Sudan on Tuesday.