Operation Kaveri: Sudan Evacuation
India has launched Operation Kaveri to evacuate its citizens from war-torn Sudan. According to current information, about 3,000 Indians are stranded in Sudan, including the national capital, Khartoum, and faraway districts such as Darfur.
Points to Ponder:
- Due to the continuous armed situation in Sudan, India has started Operation Kaveri to evacuate its people.
- Nearly 3,000 Indians are stuck in Sudan, including Khartoum and far-flung districts like Darfur.
- For the mission, two C-130J heavy-lift aircraft from Jeddah and INS Sumedha have been deployed.
- The dispute between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese Armed Forces started on April 15 over the Security Sector Reform.
- Essential services have been disrupted as a result of the violence, with food and water in limited supply and power outages.
- The Indian Embassy in Khartoum has been in communication with all parties involved in the dispute to secure a truce and expedite the evacuation of Indians.
- Indian diplomats have been working remotely, while Indian community members have sought refuge in adjacent hotels.
- About 500 Indians have already arrived in Port Sudan, and more are expected to return home soon.
- India has maintained touch with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Egypt regarding the changing situation on the ground.