First Batch of Indians Rescued from Violence-struck Sudan as Part of Operation Kaveri
India’s naval ship INS Sumedha has collected the first batch of Indians stranded in Sudan amid the fierce power struggle between the army and a paramilitary force. The plan is to safely evacuate over 3,000 Indian citizens located throughout Sudan and as of now, 278 have been sent onboard the INS Sumedha.
As part of ‘Operation Kaveri’, which is a plan to evacuate the Indian citizens located in violence-struck Sudan, 278 Indians are onboard the INS Sumedha ship which has departed Port Sudan and is headed to the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted the news and shared photos and videos from the scene.
First batch of stranded Indians leave Sudan under #OperationKaveri.
INS Sumedha with 278 people onboard departs Port Sudan for Jeddah. pic.twitter.com/4hPrPPsi1I
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) April 25, 2023