Delhi News Desk!!! The Government of India has so far evacuated 3,862 Indian nationals from war-torn Sudan under Operation Kaveri. Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar gave this information on Friday. Jaishankar said in a tweet, an Indian Air Force aircraft brought 47 passengers from Sudan to India on Friday morning and with this the number of people evacuated from there has increased to 3,862. The Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh tweeted, “Today, we have closed the transit facility created at the International Indian School Jeddah at The RateIndianPage for people evacuated from Sudan during #OperationKaveri.” The facility assisted in the evacuation of over 3,500 people. Meanwhile S. Jaishankar tweeted that an Indian Air Force C130J aircraft carrying 47 passengers has landed in India. With this arrival, 3862 people have been evacuated from Sudan through Operation Kaveri. Transporting passengers from various locations across the country to Port Sudan under uncertain security conditions was a complex exercise.
He said that with the help of 17 flights of the Indian Air Force and 5 ships of the Indian Navy, the Indian nationals were airlifted from Port Sudan to the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. In addition, 86 civilians were evacuated from countries bordering Sudan. He said that air force and commercial flights from Jeddah have brought people home. We are grateful to Saudi Arabia for hosting them and facilitating this process. The Minister also appreciated the support of several countries such as Chad, Egypt, France, South Sudan, UAE, UK, US and the United Nations. S Jaishankar also appreciated the contribution of his ministry colleagues, saying that their presence on the ground was a source of strength and reassurance. In another tweet, S Jaishankar wrote, Appreciate the spirit, tenacity and courage of all those involved in #OperationKaveri. Our Embassy in Khartoum showed extraordinary dedication during this difficult time. The efforts made by Hashtag TeamIndia stationed in Saudi Arabia and the MEA Rapid Response Cell coordinating in India were commendable.