Operation Kaveri | Worse in Sudan! Till now India has rescued 1100 civilians, MEA is keeping an eye

New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said on Thursday that the security-related ground situation in Sudan remains extremely volatile and volatile and India’s endeavor is to ensure the safety of its citizens living there. The Foreign Secretary said that around 670 Indians have reached home or are on their way to India under ‘Operation Kaveri’, India’s campaign to evacuate civilians from conflict-torn Sudan. Received 297 Indians at Jeddah carried by INS Teg. With this second ship and total of six batches, around 1,100 Indians rescued from Sudan have arrived in Jeddah,” tweets MoS MEA V Muraleedharan#OperationKaveri pic.twitter.com/17hA1WodKK — ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2023 Indian citizens came to India on Wednesday night by a flight from Saudi Arabia while 246 citizens are reaching Maharashtra by C17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force. “The security-related ground situation in Sudan remains extremely volatile,” Kwatra told reporters. We continue to monitor the situation in Sudan.” He said that India is maintaining contact with all parties for the safety of its citizens. “We estimate that around 3,500 Indian nationals and around 1,000 Persons of Indian Origin (POIs) are living there,” he said. Kwatra said that where the fighting is going on, the situation is very volatile and volatile. Therefore, it is difficult to say which of the two conflicting parties in Sudan dominates which area. “However, we are in contact with all concerned for the safety of our citizens.” “IAF C17 Globemaster takes off with 246 Indians evacuated from Sudan from Jeddah airport,” tweets MoS MEA V Muraleedharan#OperationKaveri pic.twitter.com/BZDDJdD21F — ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2023 Civilians have left the conflict zone. Kwatra said, “As per the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is our utmost effort to evacuate all the citizens who are trapped in the conflict zone, safely and quickly and then make arrangements to bring them to India.” He informed that there is excellent support from the Government of Saudi Arabia in bringing Indians from Sudan which includes making various arrangements as well as completing transit related procedures. The Foreign Secretary informed that on April 25, INS Sumedha evacuated 278 civilians from Sudan to Jeddah. On the same day, two flights of C130J aircraft evacuated 121 and 135 civilians respectively. He said that on April 26, 297 civilians were evacuated by naval ship INS Teg and 264 civilians were evacuated by C130J aircraft. Kwatra said that currently 320 Indian ports are present on Sudan and they will be brought to the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. He said another naval ship INS Tarkash is reaching Port Sudan to join Operation Kaveri.

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