Operation Kaveri: Thousands of Indians evacuated from Sudan
India has successfully rescued nearly 3800 citizens from war-torn Sudan, as India intensified Operation Kaveri to rescue stranded citizens from Khartoum.
The Indian Air Force C-130J flight with 47 stranded Indians took off from Jeddah in a Delhi-bound plane.
Earlier, on May 4, 192 Indians, who were stranded in Sudan, landed in Ahmedabad.
They were brought to Gujarat in Indian Air Force C17 aircraft from Port Sudan to Ahmedabad.
On the same day, "20 evacuees departed from N'Djamena in two batches of 2 and 18 onboard flights destined for Chennai and Bengaluru respectively. These evacuees had crossed over from Sudan into Chad through the adjoining land border," Bagchi tweeted.
A total of 3,584 Indians have been evacuated from the strife-torn Sudan under "Operation Kaveri" which completed nine days of operations on Thursday, according to the Indian embassy in Sudan.
Nine days have passed since the Government of India launched its ambitious rescue mission, "Operation Kaveri" to evacuate stranded Indians in conflict-ridden Sudan. The operation was carried out using 5 Indian Naval Ships and 16 Indian Air Force aircraft including one from Wadi Sayyidna military airbase.