Govt. Carries Out Massive Evacuation Of Indians From South Sudan, 300 Decline The Offer

The Logical Indian

July 16th, 2016

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C-17’s to rescue citizens
On Thursday, the Indian government sent two C-17 military transport aircraft to war-torn city of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to evacuate the Indians stranded there by airlifting them.  The operation led by the minister of the state of external affairs VK Singh, named “Sankat Mochan” to save the Indians from the violence going in South Sudan that has claimed hundreds of lives.

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300 declined the offer of an airlift
However, nearly 300 Indian nationals declined the offer to be evacuated because of the recently declared ceasefire in South Sudan. As a result, the first flight came back to New Delhi with only 143 nationals. A large number of seats in the C-17 aircraft remained empty. Earlier, 300 Indians registered themselves for the rescue, but later with the announcement of a ceasefire, more than half of them withdrew their names.

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“We have sent two aircrafts. This is the right time. Please move out of South Sudan. If the situation deteriorates, we will not be able to evacuate you. Please ask all your relatives and friends in South Sudan to please make use of this opportunity and move out,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

 



One of the biggest evacuation
The latest violence in South Sudan started after a gunfight broke outside the Sudanese President Salva Kiir’s residence in Juba on July 7 when he was holding a meeting with the Vice-President Riek Machar. The UN has said 36,000 South Sudanese civilians have fled from their homes due to the fighting.

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