VK Singh tweets photos of IAF's C-17 carrying stranded Indians from Sudan

| Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 23:23
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New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Thursday tweeted video and photos of IAF's C-17 aircraft carrying stranded Indians on its way back to India from Juba, South Sudan. The task was termed as Operation Sankat Mochan. 






In a bid to rescue more than 500 Indian nationals stranded in South Sudan, a region plagued with war, the Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh left for South Sudan to execute Operation Sankat Mochan on Thursday.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday had said that General VK Singh would be leading the operation and will be accompanied by Secretary Amar Sinha, JS Satbir Singh and Director Anjani Kumar.

"There are around 600 Indians in South Sudan, of them 450 are in Juba (capital city of South Sudan) and nearly 150 are outside Juba. At present, the fighting is taking place in Juba," said Sushma Swaraj. 

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