Operation Kaveri: 128 Indians evacuated from Sudan, arrive in Saudi Arabia

Operation Kaveri

As many as 128 Indian nationals evacuated from conflict-torn Sudan arrived in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah on Thursday aboard an Indian Air Force C-130J jet as part of “Operation Kaveri,” according to Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan. Muraleedharan and other officials welcomed Indian nationals in Jeddah. “Another IAF C-130J flight under #OperationKaveri arrived in Jeddah with 128 Indians, the fourth aircraft from Sudan,” Muraleedharan tweeted. Efforts are being made to guarantee that all Indians who have arrived in Jeddah are returned to India as soon as possible.”
Muraleedharan indicated that attempts are being made to quickly return Indian people who have arrived in Jeddah to India. He shared a video of Indian nationals disembarking from an aircraft at Jeddah. Earlier, Arindam Bagchi, official spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted, “The 4th IAF C-130J flight departs from Port Sudan for Jeddah with 128 passengers.” This is the sixth group of Indians evacuated from Sudan as part of #OperationKaveri, bringing the total to nearly 1100.”
India has begun ‘Operation Kaveri’ to return Indians who have become stuck in conflict-torn Sudan. Earlier, the third IAF C-130J arrived in Jeddah from Port Sudan. “Third IAF C-130J from Port Sudan arrives in Jeddah, glad to welcome 136 Indians on board,” V Muraleedharan tweeted. #OperationKaveri will continue till all Indians who want to return home are rescued. “Earlier in the day, the first aeroplane carrying Indian people fleeing turmoil in Sudan touched down in the national capital. They yelled ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, ‘Indian Army Zindabad,’ and ‘PM Narendra Modi Zindabad’ as they arrived in Delhi from Sudan.
The aircraft from Jeddah to New Delhi, carrying 360 Indians, took off earlier on Wednesday. “Happy to see off 360 Indians at Jeddah Airport in a flight bound for New Delhi,” V Muraleedharan tweeted. They will soon return to their homeland to reunite with their families. The government is working tirelessly under #OperationKaveri to rescue Indian people from Sudan and return them safely. Conflicts between the army and paramilitary forces have resulted in bloodshed in Sudan. Despite a 72-hour ceasefire and reports of bloodshed, India has sent military planes and warships to rescue Indians from the North African country.
Surender Singh Yadav, an Indian national who recently returned from Sudan said, “I went there for an IT project and got stuck there.” The embassy and the government were also quite helpful. In Jeddah, approximately 1000 individuals are present. The government is coordinating a quick evacuation.”
The Indians were overjoyed when the special flight transporting 360 Indian evacuees from Sudan landed in Delhi from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.