Additionally, the government claimed that an evacuation control center had been established in Jeddah. In preparation for the evacuation of Indian citizens, India had placed two IAF Super Hercules military transport aircraft in Jeddah on Sunday.
Operation Kaveri for the rescue
V Muraleedharan, the junior minister of external affairs, traveled to Jeddah on Tuesday to oversee efforts. In relation to the evacuation mission, Muraleedharan stated that both Port Sudan and Jeddah had the necessary infrastructure. “Visited the control room set up to facilitate the evacuation of Indians from Sudan upon arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to join Team #Operation Kaveri,” he wrote on Twitter.
Port Sudan and Jeddah both have the necessary infrastructure in place. On the ground, the team is fully prepared,” he added. Over the past 12 days, the official army of Sudan and a paramilitary group have engaged in bloody combat, resulting in over 400 casualties.
India has also offered to evacuate citizens of neighboring nations for Operation Kaveri. Ali Sabry, the foreign minister of Sri Lanka, expressed gratitude to India for supporting the secure evacuation of its citizens from Sudan. We have been intently following the circumstance of Sri Lankans in Sudan and are effectively dealing with their protected departure,” Sabry said in a proclamation.
After a naval ship rescued another 278 citizens from the conflict-ravaged nation, two military transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) evacuated over 250 Indians from Sudan. According to official statistics, around 530 Indians have been evacuated from Sudan thus far.
India has set up a control room in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to make it easier for Indians to leave Sudan. Pastor of State for Outer Issues V Muraleedharan has arrived at Jeddah to administer the clearing mission.
The Indians will be brought home by military transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) from Jeddah. For the past 12 days, Sudan has been the scene of deadly fighting between the country’s army and a paramilitary group that has reportedly killed around 400 people.
After intense negotiations, the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) agreed to a 72-hour truce, prompting India to intensify its efforts to evacuate Indians from Sudan.