Khartoum: The African country Sudan is currently struggling with a civil war. More than 400 people have been killed so far in the ongoing clashes between the army and paramilitary forces. Citizens of many countries including India are stranded there. Meanwhile, India has launched ‘Operation Kaveri’ to evacuate Indians from Sudan and bring them back to the country. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar gave this information on Twitter.
Two C-130 aircraft of the Air Force and INS Sumedha of the Navy have reached Saudi Arabia and Sudan to bring back Indians stranded in Sudan’s civil war. Air Force ships are stationed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, while INS Sumedha has reached Sudan port, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar tweeted, “Operation Kaveri gets underway to bring back our citizens stranded in Sudan. About 500 Indians have reached Port Sudan. More on their way. Our ships and aircraft are set to bring them back home. Committed to assist all our bretheren in Sudan.”
Apart from India, many countries are running rescue operations to evacuate their citizens trapped in Sudan. So far, 9 countries including the USA, Britain have rescued their diplomats.