New Delhi: India on Monday launched Operation Kaveri to evacuate its citizens from violence-hit Sudan. Around 500 Indians have reached Port Sudan and more are on their way, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.
In a tweet, the EAM, who is on a visit to the LAC region, said that India’s ships and aircraft are set to bring them back home.
“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.”
The move comes a day after the government said that it has put two IAF C-130J aircraft on standby in Jeddah, while Indian Naval ship INS Sumedha has reached the Port of Sudan to evacuate Indian nationals from strife-torn Sudan.
The situation on the ground in Sudan continues to be volatile with reports of fierce fighting at various locations in Khartoum. Many countries have begun evacuating their diplomats and citizens from Sudan.