‘How’s the Josh’ says External Affairs Minister on arrival of 135 Indians in Jeddah

The twelfth Indian batch carrying 135 stranded Indians in Indian Air Force C-130J Flight arrived in Jeddah from Sudan which is the suffering from crisis. Hundreds of students have been evacuated from Sudan under ‘Operation Kaveri’. Overall, about 2,100 Indians were brought back from Sudan and reached Jeddah as per Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan. Efforts to evacuate more Indians will continue.

The Foreign Ministry also announced that the INS Sumeda, stationed in a Sudan port, had left the country, marking the 13th deployment of evacuated Indians bound for Jeddah with 300 passengers on board. Meanwhile, Muraleedharan has twitted a proud tweet on the arrival of 2100 Indians in Jeddah and said ‘How’s the Josh?’. He continued and said that the efforts to bring back each Indian will continue.

Sudan’s military and paramilitary rapid support forces have agreed to extend a ceasefire amid continued violence in the capital Khartoum and western Darfur. Sudan has faced violence and clashes between the military and paramilitary groups, with reports of violence continuing amid the ceasefire. India has deployed military aircraft and warships to ensure that Indian nationals are not left behind in Sudan.