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Operation Kaveri: 288 additional Indian rescues from Sudan, over 2,000 rescued in 14 batches so far



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As part of Operation Kaveri, 288 Indians stranded in Sudan were successfully evacuated.
This 14th batch left for Jeddah.
So far, about 2,400 Indians have been evacuated from Sudan.

Khartoum. Indian Navy vessel INS Teg successfully evacuated 288 stranded Indians from trouble-torn Sudan on Saturday under Operation Kaveri. This 14th group of stranded citizens is heading towards Jeddah. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi tweeted about it. He tweeted: “As part of Operation Kaveri, the 14th group of Indians set out from Port Sudan. 288 passengers aboard the INS Teg are en route to Jeddah.

According to the ANI news agency, the former INS Sumedha stationed in Port Sudan also left for Jeddah with 300 passengers from the troubled country. Bagchi said in a tweet on Friday: “Around 2,400 Indians have been evacuated!” INS Sumedha departed for Jeddah carrying 300 passengers from Port Sudan. The 13th batch of Indians were evacuated under Operation Kaveri.

Read- Operation Kaveri: Another 365 Indians return home from Sudan, so far 1725 passengers have returned home

As part of Operation Kaveri, the Indian government is trying to evacuate around 3,000 travelers of Indian origin from Sudan. A total of 365 Indians from Sudan reached New Delhi on Saturday evening as part of Operation Kaveri. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted on Saturday: “More Indians have returned home under #OperationKaveri”. 365 passengers have just arrived in New Delhi.

Arindam Bagchi tweeted “Another flight departed from Jeddah to New Delhi for Indian evacuation”. 365 passengers on board this sixth outward flight are returning home. A plane carrying 231 Indian passengers from conflict-torn Sudan reached New Delhi on Saturday morning. The Indian Diaspora has been throwing around slogans like ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ and also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for rescuing them from Sudan under Operation Cauvery .

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According to an official press release, a total of 1,191 passengers were evacuated from Sudan under Operation Kaveri, of whom 117 are currently in quarantine as they have not been vaccinated against yellow fever. Passengers will be released after seven days if they show no symptoms.

Sudan is currently experiencing bloodshed following a conflict between army and paramilitary forces. Despite the 72-hour ceasefire, there have been allegations of violence. Fighting broke out between troops loyal to Sudanese army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy, the paramilitary commander of the Rapid Support Soldiers (RSF) Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

Keywords: Indian, rescue operation, Conflict in Sudan