Operation Kaveri: New Batch Of 365 Indians Return Home From Violence Hit-Sudan

India on Saturday (April 29) brought back a new batch of 365 people as part of its mission to evacuate stranded Indians from strife-torn Sudan. The new batch of Indians arrived a day after 754 people arrived in India in two batches as part of the evacuation mission.

“More Indians come back home under #OperationKaveri. 365 passengers have just landed in New Delhi,” said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

According to official data, the total number of Indians who returned home now stands at 1,725.

The Indians were returned home from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where India had set up a transit camp for the evacuees.

On Wednesday, the first batch of 360 evacuees flew back to New Delhi in a commercial plane.

On Thursday, the second batch of 246 Indian evacuees arrived in Mumbai aboard an Indian Air Force C17 Globemaster.

Under Operation Kaveri, India has been transporting its citizens in buses from conflict zones in Khartoum and other troubled areas to Port Sudan, from where they are transported to the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah in heavy-lift transport aircraft and ships of the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.

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The Indians are being returned home via commercial flight or IAF aircraft from Jeddah.

India has established separate control rooms in Jeddah and Port Sudan, and the Indian embassy in Khartoum has been coordinating with them as well as the MEA’s headquarters in Delhi.

Sudan has seen deadly fighting between the country’s army and a paramilitary group, which has reportedly killed 400 people.

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar announced the launch of ‘Operation Kaveri’ on Monday to bring back the stranded Indians from Sudan.

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