Intense clashes between Sudan’s military and the country’s main paramilitary force have killed hundreds of people. This civil war threatens to destabilise the wider region of the country. India has its mission Operation Kaveri on duty to get possibly every Indian back safely. Today Foreign secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra stated that no Indian will be left behind. He also said that the situation in Sudan remains highly volatile till now.
He said India has been in touch with all the concerned sides in Sudan. They tend to focus on taking out Indians from the conflict zones. “Our focus has been to take out the Indians from the conflict zones to safer areas as soon as possible and then to bring them back home. “Our estimate is that there are approximately 3,500 Indians and 1,000 PIOs in Sudan. The third naval ship- INS Tarkash- has also reached Port Sudanto evacuate Indians from Sudan,” the foreign secretary added.
While control rooms are in continously inspecting the situation since April 15 in Sudan, Kwatra said that 24/7 control rooms have also been set up for providing information and assistance for stranded Indians.
Referring to India’s evacuation mission ‘Operation Kaveri’, Kwatra said 367 Indians arrived at Delhi airport on a special flight from Jeddah the Saudi port city where they had arrived from Port Sudan.