Sudan crisis: 2 French military aircraft evacuate 388 people including Indians from war-hit country

Sudan crisis: 2 French military aircraft evacuate 388 people including Indians from war-hit country

The French Embassy in India shared a statement informing about their rescue operations in Sudan.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, April 24, 2023, 02:54 PM IST
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Sudan crisis: 2 French military aircraft evacuate 388 people including Indians from war-hit country |

Amid the ongoing violence turning more volatile each day in Sudan, countries worldwide have started rescue operations for the stranded citizens.

The French Embassy in India shared a statement informing about their rescue operations in Sudan. Two military aircrafts with 388 people including Indians were evacuated from Sudan.

"French evacuation operations are underway. Last night, two military flight rotations evacuated 388 people of 28 countries, including Indian nationals," said Embassy of France in India.

The number of Indians evacuated by France is not immediately known.

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia said it has evacuated from Sudan 66 citizens from "brotherly and friendly" foreign countries that included a few Indian nationals.

People familiar with the matter said in New Delhi that Saudi Arabia evacuated three Indians, who were part of the crew of a Saudi flight and stuck in Sudanese capital Khartoum.

About Sudan violence

Sudan has been witnessing deadly fighting between the country's army and a paramilitary group for the last 11 days that has reportedly left around 400 people dead.

India has already positioned two heavy-lift military transport aircraft in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah and a naval ship at a key port in violence-hit Sudan as part of its contingency plans to evacuate the stranded Indians from that country.

The government on Friday said it was focusing on the safety of over 3,000 Indian citizens presently located throughout Sudan.

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