More than 4000 Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen. Indian officials are all set to wind up the air evacuation of its citizens from the war-torn country of Yemen. So far officials have managed to evacuate around 4,000 Indian citizens as of April 7, 2015 wherein the government evacuated 1,000 citizens in three air sorties.

A spokesperson from the Indian External Affairs Ministry said, “We will end our air evacuation efforts from Sanaa tomorrow (Wednesday) and all those who want to leave should do so by tomorrow (Wednesday)”.

Syed Akbaruddin Tweeted, “A thousand coming back tonight (Tuesday night) to India, if all goes well. 5 flights planned from Djibouti to India carrying those evacuated from Yemen.” Officials informed that about 4,100 Indians who had registered with the Indian Embassy in Yemen had been evacuated. Evacuation via the  sea route is expected to continue for sometime.

The rescue efforts by Indian officials has been appreciated by Indians as well as foreigners who have also been evacuated by the Indian authorities. India received requests from 26 countries including Bangladesh, US and Iraq for assistance in evacuating their nationals, but Pakistan has not sought any help though India rescued a number of Pakistani nationals. The evacuees were taken to Djibouti from where they will be flying back to India in Indian Air Force aircraft and Air India aeroplanes.

Photo Credits: tehelka


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