South Sudan crisis: Government to evacuate Indians on July 14, special heavy lift aircrafts ready

| Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:28
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More aircrafts will be pressed in service if needed

New Delhi: In a huge relief to those stuck in Juba, South Sudan, amidst the clashes between former rebels and government soldiers in the city that has killed nearly 300 so far, the Indian government on Wednesday said all citizens will be evacuated from Sudan on July 14, 2016 through special aircrafts.

According to the government sources, two IAF C-17 heavy lift aircrafts are being sent to Juba. India is also sending some relief material through these aircraft.

Sources also said that more aircrafts will be pressed in service if needed.

Earlier, MEA, in its advisory, had said Indian nationals desirous of departing for South Sudan may register themselves at the email ID

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar had also appealed to Sushma Swaraj for swift action on the crisis. Swaraj had assured the Airlift actor of appropriate action at the earliest. Akshay Kumar starred as Ranjit Katyal, a Kuwait-based businessman, in Airlift, and carried out the evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

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