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Operation Kaveri: 299 Indians en route to Bengaluru after evacuation from Sudan
Operation Kaveri
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Operation Kaveri: 299 Indians en route to Bengaluru after evacuation from Sudan

| @indiablooms | 30 Apr 2023, 08:42 am

New Delhi/IBNS: A seventh outbound flight carrying 229 Indians departed from crisis-hit Sudan's Jeddah on Sunday as a part of the ongoing Operation Kaveri.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a tweet wrote: "#OperationKaveri bringing citizens back home. Destined for Bengaluru, 7th outbound flight carrying 229 passengers departs from Jeddah."

On Saturday evening, a sixth flight arrived in India carrying 365 Indians rescued from Sudan.

With these, nearly 2400 Indians evacuated!  arrive in India so far.

Meanwhile, INS Sumedha departed from Port Sudan with 300 passengers onboard for Jeddah on late Saturday night.

“13th batch of Indians evacuated under #OperationKaveri,” Bagchi tweeted.

On Saturday, two batches of Indians arrived in India – one batch of 362 Indians touched down in Bengaluru, while another C-17 flight carrying 392 passengers reached New Delhi.

India on Thursday deployed the third naval ship for the rescue operation, INS Tarkash.

When the fighting broke out between rival factions, there were over 3,000 Indian nationals living in Sudan, besides around 1,000 Persons of Indian Origin.

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