The second batch of Indians evacuated from war-torn Sudan arrived in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. The Indian Air Force aircraft, C-17 Globemaster, which took off from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia earlier today, brought back 246 Indians under Operation Kaveri.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar shared the images of the evacuated citizens from his Twitter handle and said, “Another #OperationKaveri flight comes to Mumbai. 246 more Indians come back to the motherland”.
Another #OperationKaveri flight comes to Mumbai.
246 more Indians come back to the motherland. pic.twitter.com/So7dlKO0z6
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) April 27, 2023
Meanwhile, minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan is camping in Jeddah to oversee the rescue operation of the citizens. He informed, on Thursday, that around 1,100 Indians have been safely evacuated from strife-torn Sudan.
According to media reports, Indian Navy is engaged in the evacuation of Indian nationals from Sudan. INS Teg evacuated 297 Indians from Port Sudan to Jeddah on Thursday. This was the second batch to arrive by the Navy’s warships at Jeddah. The first batch of 278 Indians was brought to Jeddah by INS Sumedha on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the first batch of 360 Indians was carried in a chartered flight and brought to Delhi.
Over 1,700 Indian nationals have been evacuated from the conflict zones in Sudan and the government is focused to get every citizen out of the harm’s way as soon as possible, according to foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra.