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Operation Sankat Mochan: C-17 aircraft evacuates 143 Indians

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Published on 14 July 2016 5:18 PM GMT

Operation Sankat Mochan: C-17 aircraft evacuates 143 Indians
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New Delhi: 143 Indians, including 10 women and three infants have been evacuated from the violence stricken Sudan by the Indian Air Force aircraft Globemaster C-17 on Thursday night. The mission was led by General V.K. Singh.

All rescued Indian nationals have been brought to Delhi.

V.K. Singh shared the video on Twitter, which shows evacuees filled with patriotism, chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup informed on Twitter that ‘Operation Sankat Mochan’ is out of conflict zone.

Indian Blue Berets are already in South Sudan as part of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to lend a helping hand in the evacuation effort.

At least 36,000 South Sudanese civilians have run away from their homes due to the harsh conditions, United Nations (UN) said.

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