India to temporarily relocate Sudan embassy from Khartoum
India has decided to temporarily relocate its embassy in Khartoum to Port Sudan in view of the prevailing security situation in Sudan.
"In view of the prevailing security situation in Sudan, including attacks in Khartoum city, it has been decided that the Indian Embassy in Khartoum will be temporarily relocated to Port Sudan. The situation will be assessed in the light of further developments," MEA said in a release.
Over 3,000 Indians have left the crisis-hit Sudan till now with India carrying out Operation Kaveri to evacuate stranded citizens. The third week of fighting between the rival forces in Sudan has seen thousands of Sudanese and other nationals attempting to flee the country daily. Under 'Operation Kaveri', 328 more Indians landed at the New Delhi International Airport from strife-torn Sudan on May 3.
Committed to ensuring that no Indian national is left behind in Sudan, India started Operation Kaveri on April 24 and deployed its military planes and warships in the war-torn country.
"Narendra Modi hai toh mumkin hai. I love you Indian government," one of the evacuees said.
Meanwhile, another evacuee said that the Indian embassy of Sudan, Riyadh and the General Counsel from Jeddah have all coordinated to bring them back.
"I am very happy coming back to India. The situation in Sudan is very critical. Bombing and firing are going on in the entire country. I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for evacuating us under Operation Kaveri," another evacuee said.