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‘Operation Sankat Mochan’: First C-17 aircraft reaches Sudan

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Published on 14 July 2016 11:40 AM GMT

‘Operation Sankat Mochan’: First C-17 aircraft reaches Sudan
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New Delhi: Headed by General V.K. Singh, first C-17 Globamaster aircraft of the Indian Air Force reached Juba on Thursday on ‘Operation Sankat Mochan’ to evacuate 500 Indian nationals from the violence stricken African nation.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup in consecutive tweets informed that Indian rescue team headed by General V.K. Singh landed in Juba. 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.

V.K. Singh also met Sudan Foreign Minister Deng Alor Kuol regarding this very issue.

From leaving for the Juba, General V.K. Singh had said that they would make every possible attempt to evacuate the Indian nationals.

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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