Over 1,000 Indians evacuated from Yemen

| Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:58
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Over 1,000 Indians evacuated from Yemen

NEW DELHI: More than 1,000 Indians, including 574 from the Yemeni capital Sana'a and 479 from Al Hodeidah were evacuated by Air India flights and a naval warship INS Mumbai on Monday.

According to the reports, over 3,000 nationals have been rescued from Yemen so far.

Praising the Indian Navy for its role in rescuing stranded Indians from Yemen, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, “The Navy has been doing a great job without a single injury or loss of life or even without firing a single bullet.”

Meanwhile, India on Monday received requests from 25 countries, including US, Bangladesh and Iraq, seeking help to evacuate their citizens from Yemen too. 

Even though Pakistan has not sought help from India for the evacuation of its nationals. During the rescue operation, India also rescued Pakistani nationals and Pakistan had also brought 11 Indians from Al Mukallah.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also praised the evacuation operation on Twitter, saying "Our evacuation efforts in Yemen reflect willingness to serve our people and readiness to help others in distress, which is India's ethos."

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