India launches operation sankat mochan to evacuate stranded citizens
Ministry of External Affairs launches operation “sankat mochan” to evacuate Indian nationals from war torn South Sudan. General VK Singh heading operation as two C-17s depart for Juba.
India on Wednesday launched operation ‘Sankat Mochan’ to evacuate its citizens from South Sudan.
India has sent two C-17 military transport aircrafts to South Sudan’s capital city Juba to evacuate over 300 Indians stranded there.
The operation will be overseen by Union Minister VK Singh, who left for Juba Thursday morning.
He is accompanied by Secretary Amar Sinha, JS Satbir Singh and Director Anjani Kumar.
This development comes a day after External Affairs Minister said the government had set up a special task force to evacuate Indian citizens from the war-torn country.