New Delhi: 360 Indians rescued in Sudan as part of Operation Kaveri have left for India by air from Jeddah.
Fighting between the army and paramilitary forces has intensified in Sudan over the past 10 days, killing more than 400 people and injuring more than 3,500.
In this case, a 72-hour ceasefire agreement came into force to rescue foreigners trapped in Sudan. However, despite that, it is said that the conflict between the two sides is continuing.
There are 4 thousand Indians in Sudan. They have demanded the government to rescue them. Following this, the government decided to send planes and ships after consultation with high-level officials.
The respective countries are making efforts to rescue the foreigners in Sudan. In this mission, countries including the United States and France directly went to the ground with military assistance and rescued their ambassadors and citizens.
In addition, the French government also rescued citizens of European and allied countries trapped in Sudan.
The government of Saudi Arabia also said that they have expelled the citizens of brotherly and friendly countries, including Indians, from Sudan.
Similarly, the Saudi Arabian authorities have evicted citizens of Iraq, India, Egypt, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Burkina Faso, and Qatar from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.
A project called Operation Kaveri is underway to rescue our stranded people in Sudan. Our ships and planes are ready to bring them back to India.
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According to this, about 500 Indians living in different parts of Sudan were rescued and brought to Sudan port. After that, India’s naval vessel INS. With the help of Sumeda they were brought to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
In this context, a separate flight carrying 360 Indians from Jeddah airport this evening is on its way to New Delhi. Union External Affairs Joint Minister Muralitharan said today that they will join their families after that.
Similarly, to bring Indians from Sudan to Jeddah, the INS is at the port of Sudan. Thek Navy ship is on hold.