Two C-130s and INS Sumedha on standby to evacuate Indians stranded in Sudan: Govt

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New Delhi: Two C-130s aircraft and INS Sumedha are on standby as efforts are on to ensure safe evacuation of Indians stranded in violence-hit Sudan.

In its latest statement, foreign ministry informed that it is closely monitoring situation in Africa nation and will take all the necessary steps to safely evacuate all the Indians.

“As part of our preparations and in order to move swiftly, the Indian government is pursuing multiple options. Two Indian Air Force C-130J are currently positions on standby in Jeddah. And, INS Sumedha has reached Port Sudan,” the MEA statement read.

The Ministry further claimed that it is continuously in touch with the UN, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and US among others. Official data released by Indian government confirms that the number of Indians in Sudan is around 4,000.

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