India on Thursday sent two C-17 military transport aircraft to war-torn South Sudan ‘s capital city Juba to evacuate over 300 Indians stranded there.
Minister of state for external affairs VK Singh is leading the operation, named “Sankat Mochan”, to evacuate Indians from South Sudan, which has been rocked by violence that has claimed hundreds of lives. “We will make all possible efforts to bring back safely all Indian nationals who are stranded in Sudan,” Gen VK Singh said before his departure.
According to the ministry, there are around 600 Indians in South Sudan. The UN has said 36,000 South Sudanese civilians have fled their homes due to the fighting. The operation has been successful and trapped Indians are on their way home. We can see that in the tweet below:
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) July 14, 2016