Operation Kaveri: Around 3,800 stranded Indian rescued from strife-torn Sudan
Operation Kaveri: Indian Air Force C-130J flight carrying 47 stranded Indians took off from Jeddah in a Delhi-bound plane on Friday. India has rescued nearly 3,800 Indians from strife-torn Suda. Operation Kaveri has been intensified to rescue stranded Indians from Khartoum.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted, “IAF C-130J aircraft with 47 evacuees from Sudan is on its way to Delhi from Jeddah. Nearly 3800 persons have now been rescued from Sudan under #OperationKaveri,”
Earlier, 192 Indians, who were stranded in Sudan, landed in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
Evacuees were safely brought to Ahmedabad in Indian Air Force C17 aircraft from Sudan.
Bagchi tweeted, “20 evacuees left 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,”
Indian embassy in Sudan
Indian embassy in Sudan said, “Nearly 3,584 Indians have been rescued from the Sudan under “Operation Kaveri” which completed nine days of operations on Thursday.”
Operation Kaveri has passed the nine days since the Government of India launched its rescue mission to evacuate stranded Indians from Sudan. 5 Indian Naval Ships and 16 Indian Air Force aircraft including one from Wadi Sayyidna military airbase are used in the operation
Operation Kaveri: Two rival forces
The two rival security forces in Sudan, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) agreed to truce of seven-day ceasefire, according to foreign ministry of South Sudan on Tuesday, reported CNN.
The statement added that the two sides also said that they would send representatives for peace talks “to be held at an agreed venue of their choice.” Neither SAF nor RSF commented on the report on their official channels.
It is noted that the ceasefires had been done earlier but it failed to put an end on the violence between the rival forces across the Sudan.
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