As fighting rages on in Sudan's troubled country, the 10th flight carrying Indian nationals under Operation Kaveri departed Jeddah on Tuesday, the Ministry of External Affairs reported.
Ahmedabad is the destination for the 231 people on board. Arindam Bagchi, a representative for the Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted, “#OperationKaveri 10th outgoing flight bringing Indian evacuees from Jeddah. There are 231 travellers travelling to Ahmedabad.
On the 9th outbound flight of Operation Kaveri, 186 Indians from the violently divided Sudan arrived in Kochi earlier on Monday.
“#OperationKaveri is still reuniting Indians with their families. “The 186-passenger flight lands in Kochi,” Bagchi tweeted on Monday.
On Sunday, a flight from Jeddah to Kochi carried 186 people.
On Monday, the Indian Air Force (IAF) tweeted: “With almost 1400 Indians evacuated in IAF aircraft over the past few days, two C-130 J aircraft have evacuated 260 personnel including elders who were over 90 years of age & one above 102 years of age.”
The UN warns that Sudan is nearing a “breaking point” for humanitarian aid while fighting is taking place in Khartoum.
As their destructive struggle enters its third week, opposing armed troops accuse one another of fresh breaches of a truce that they had just agreed to prolong.
The humanitarian crisis in Sudan is evolving into a “full flown catastrophe,” according to the UN humanitarian coordinator there, and there is a significant danger that it may spread to neighbouring nations.
“It has been more than two weeks of devastating fighting in Sudan, a conflict that is turning Sudan's humanitarian crisis into a full-blown catastrophe,” Abdou Dieng, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the nation, said during a briefing of member states via video connection.
Ahead of time, on Sunday, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar said that approximately 2300 Indian evacuees had arrived in the nation.
“A C-130 Indian Air Force aircraft with 40 passengers has arrived in New Delhi. Around 2,300 people have arrived in India thanks to this flight, according to EAM Jaishankar's tweet.
As a consequence of battles between the army and paramilitary groups, there has been carnage in Sudan.
Soldiers loyal to Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the commander of the Sudanese army, and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, the head of the paramilitary Rapid Support Soldiers (RSF), have started fighting.
India has sent military aircraft and warships into the war-torn nation of Sudan as part of Operation Kaveri in an effort to ensure that no Indian person is left behind.