Indian Foreign Minister Subramaniam Jaishankar tweeted that Indian citizens had arrived in New Delhi on a C-17 heavy cargo aircraft.
In recent days, 360 Indians have arrived in the South Asian country on chartered flights from Saudi Arabia, and 246 have traveled to the state of Maharashtra on C-17 flights, External Affairs Ministry official in charge of Operation Cauvery, Vinay Kwatra, said yesterday.
As of that moment, about 495 people were in the Saudi city of Jeddah, a transit point for operations, waiting to be taken home, the official said.
He explained that Indian Air Force aircraft were engaged in rescue operations from Jeddah and two national ships and a Turkish ship were stationed at Port Sudan.
He highlighted the cooperation of the Sudanese authorities, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, the United States and the European Union.
He continued to work on the functioning of the Indian Embassy in Khartoum and keeping Indians safe.
He noted that New Delhi monitors the situation in Sudan, described as volatile, through three operational centers in the Indian and Sudanese capitals and Jeddah.
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