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246 Indians evacuated from Sudan reach Mumbai safely

By IANS Updated: Apr 27, 2023 6:58 pm
246 Indians evacuated from Sudan reach Mumbai safely
**EDS: TWITTER IMAGE VIA @indiannavy ON THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2023** Port Sudan: Indian nationals queue up to board INS Teg departing from Port Sudan as part of evacuation operations under Operation Kaveri. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_27_2023_000196B)
MUMBAI — An Indian Air Force flight brought 246 Indians – who were evacuated from the strife-torn Sudan – to Mumbai via Jeddah, under ‘Operation Kaveri’, an official said here on Thursday.

The flight by an IAF C-17 Globemaster aircraft took off from Jeddah this morning and landed here after 3 p.m., and the passengers included at least two on wheelchairs.

Simultaneously, the Indian Navy has got into the act in a big way for the evacuation of Indians stranded in Sudan.

The INS Teg, an anti-piracy patrol vessel was diverted to Port Sudan and retrieved 297 Indians and dropped them to Jeddah.

Earlier, the first ship INS Sumedha had brought 278 Indians to Jeddah on Wednesday (April 26).

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said: “Another #OperationKaveri flight comes to Mumbai. 246 more Indians come back to the motherland.”

Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan, who saw them off in Jeddah, said that “our efforts to swiftly send Indians back home from Jeddah is paying”.

Also read: First batch of 278 Indians from war-torn Sudan leave for India under Operation ‘Kaveri’

By IANS Updated: Apr 27, 2023 6:58:08 pm
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