152 Indians safely landed in Thiruvananthapuram from Sudan

152 Indians safely landed in the Thiruvananthapuram from the war torn south-Sudan.

The Indian citizens came to India through Indian Air Force aircraft C-17.

The operation termed as ‘Sankat Mochan’ is headed by Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) VK Singh.

In her tweet the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swarajsaid that the aircraft will be reaching Delhi via Thiruvananthapuram.

She further said that the IAF along with Indian Railway and Air India is carrying out the operation.


Indians return from the war-torn Sudan

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup in a tweet said that the first aircraft is carrying 143 Indian citizens.

The second aircraft is carrying nine Indian nationals and two Nepalese citizens reported by the Indian Ambassador in South Sudan, Srikumar Menon.

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Sudan is facing a war-torn situation where the government and former rebels are fighting since Thursday.

Latest exchange was sparked by a shootout between President Kiir’s and Vice President Riek Machar’s bodyguards.

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