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Operation Kaveri: India’s operation begins to evacuate citizens trapped in Sudan, 500 Indians reach Sudan port

Two C-130 aircraft of the Air Force and INS Sumedha of the Navy have reached Saudi Arabia and Sudan to bring back Indians trapped in the civil war in Sudan. Air Force ships are stationed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, while INS Sumedha has reached the port of Sudan. This information has been given by the Ministry of External Affairs.

What did the Foreign Minister say?
India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted, “Operation Kaveri underway to bring back our citizens stranded in Sudan. Around 500 Indians have reached Port Sudan. More Indians are on the way. Our ships and aircraft will take them home.” Ready to bring them back. India is committed to helping all our brothers in Sudan.”

Other countries also started rescue operation
Apart from India, many countries are running rescue operations to safely evacuate their citizens trapped in Sudan. Till now 9 countries including America, Britain have rescued their diplomats.

Ongoing conflict between army and paramilitary forces
More than 3500 people have been badly injured in Sudan’s civil war. The main airport in the capital Khartoum has been the site of fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF). Several countries are trying to evacuate their citizens from Port Sudan on the Red Sea, 850 km from Khartoum. The internet has been shut down amid the fighting. Despite the 72-hour ceasefire, attacks from both sides continue.

Civil war started on 15 April
Violence broke out in the capital Khartoum and other areas of Sudan on 15 April between forces loyal to army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo. Daglo commands the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Force.

Indian died on 16 April
Albert Augustine, an Indian citizen, was killed on 16 April amid the civil war. The Indian mission tweeted that Albert died due to bullet injuries. He used to work for Dal Group Company in Sudan. The Government of India has already issued an advisory for its citizens living in Sudan.

PM Modi had a meeting on Sudan crisis
At the same time, on April 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while holding a high-level meeting, had talked about keeping an emergency plan ready to evacuate Indians trapped in Sudan.

US Embassy closed in Sudan
On April 23, about 100 diplomats and their families from the US Embassy were airlifted in military aircraft for safe evacuation. The American Embassy has been closed for the time being. All work has been stopped here. It was also not told about when the work of the American Embassy in Sudan would be resumed.

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