Operation Kaveri: Stranded Indians Depart Sudan For Jeddah
- MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi wrote on Thursday that the Indians who were stuck in Port Sudan had been rescued and were on their way to Jeddah on a flight.
- The INS Teg, which was on an anti-piracy patrol, was sent to Port Sudan to help with the evacuation of Indians from Sudan.
Friday, the Ministry of External Affairs said that the eighth, ninth, and tenth groups of trapped Indians have left Sudan for Jeddah.
“An IAF C-130J flight leaves Wadi Seidna Air Base as part of Operation Kaveri. This is the eighth group of refugees, and 121 people are on their way to Jeddah. Arindam Bagchi is the spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs.
Bagchi also wrote that the IAF C-130J flight carrying 135 evacuees left Port Sudan for Jeddah with the 10th group of people who had to leave their homes.
#OperationKaveri progresses further.
10th batch of evacuees with 135 passengers onboard IAF C-130J flight departs Port Sudan for Jeddah.
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) April 27, 2023
Earlier, on Thursday, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan met with Indians who had been saved from Port Sudan at Jeddah as part of “Operation Kaveri.”
The IAF C-130J plane that flew from Port Sudan to Jeddah carried a total of 135 people.
“Delighted to receive 7th batch of stranded Indians at Jeddah from Port Sudan, 135 passengers onboard IAF C-130J aircraft,” tweeted MoS Muraleedharan.
A daring rescue!
8th batch of 121 Indians arrived at Jeddah by IAF C 130 J from Wadi Seidna,Sudan.This evacuation was more complex as the location is in vicinity of Khartoum.
Family members of our Embassy Officials were also part of this group.
Warm welcome.#OperationKaveri pic.twitter.com/VcVnlmuQ1b
— V. Muraleedharan (@MOS_MEA) April 27, 2023
MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi wrote on Thursday that the Indians who were stuck in Port Sudan had been rescued and were on their way to Jeddah on a flight.
“The seventh group of Indians who were stuck in Port Sudan leaves. Under #OperationKaveri, 135 people on an IAF C-130J airplane are going to Jeddah,” Bagchi wrote on Twitter.
The INS Teg, which was on an anti-piracy patrol, was sent to Port Sudan to help with the evacuation of Indians from Sudan. This was part of the quick mobilization of naval and air forces for a quick and safe evacuation of Indians from Sudan. The Indian Navy has built four frigates in the Talwar class. INS Teg is the fourth one.
Fighting between the army and paramilitary groups has led to a lot of deaths in Sudan. There is a 72-hour truce, but there have been reports of bloodshed.
Soldiers who support Sudanese army leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy, paramilitary Rapid Support Soldiers (RSF) chief Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, have started fighting.
India has sent armed planes and ships to the war-torn country of Sudan to make sure that no Indians are left behind.