Sudan Conflict: First batch of 360 Indians stranded in Sudan reached Delhi, UP government set up help desk

Sundan Conflict

Sudan Conflict: The Central Government is running Operation Kaveri for the safe return of Indian citizens trapped in the midst of civil war in Sudan. On Wednesday, the first batch of 360 Indian nationals reached Delhi from Jeddah airport at around 9 pm.

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan had flagged off this batch at Jeddah Airport for Delhi. He had said that all of them would soon be able to meet their families. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has welcomed the Indians on their return.

Releasing the video of the Indians boarding the flight, the Minister of State for External Affairs tweeted that it is a pleasure to see off 360 Indians at Jeddah airport for the flight to New Delhi. They will soon reach the motherland. See you with your families. Under Operation Kaveri, the government is continuously working to evacuate Indian nationals from Sudan and bring them home safely.

Yogi government set up helpdesk in Delhi

The Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh has set up a help desk at the Resident Commissioner’s office in Delhi for residents of UP stranded in Sudan. Additional Resident Commissioner Saumya Srivastava said that Assistant Review Officer Neeraj Singh can be contacted on 8920808414 or Protocol Assistant Ashish Kumar on 9313434088.

So far 530 Indians have been evacuated from Sudan

In the midst of civil war in Sudan, other countries including India are leaving no stone unturned to evacuate their citizens. So far 530 Indians have been rescued from Sudan.

Central government deployed two of its ships

India deployed two C-130J military transport aircraft at Jeddah and INS Sumedha at Port of Sudan as part of Operation Kaveri. After reaching Jeddah, the Indians will be brought back home. There are about 3,000 Indians living in the whole of Sudan. PM Modi had instructed to prepare a plan to evacuate Indians in Sudan.

Fierce war continues in Sudan

Fighting between the army and paramilitary forces continues in Sudan. Fierce fighting broke out in several places in the capital Khartoum. This has made the security situation unstable. Even after a 72-hour ceasefire, there was violence at various places. So far more than 400 people have been killed in the war that started on 15 April. While more than three thousand people are injured.

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