All of you will reach home safely, assures India’s Defence Attache to Sudan returnees in viral video
27 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
India's Defence Attache to Saudi Arabia is heard assuring fellow Indians who have fled the ongoing violence in the African country that they will return home as soon as possible.
Col GS Grewal, India’s Defence Attache in Saudi Arabia, assured countrymen being evacuated from strife-torn Sudan via Saudi Arabia that they will be safely returned to their homeland. Col Grewal is seen in a viral video urging people to cooperate with the agencies involved in the evacuation process. Furthermore, in the video, which has gone viral on social media, India’s Defence Attache to Saudi Arabia is heard assuring fellow Indians who have fled the ongoing violence in the African country that they will return home as soon as possible. He also urged the evacuees “to work as a team with the agencies” involved in the rescue operation.
“We have reached here (Jeddah) safely. We faced a very tough time, All of you are here safely with your families,” Col GS Grewal says in the video.
“Trust me, from this moment onwards, all of you will reach home safely. That is our job,” he says further.
“In this, I need your cooperation as well. Everybody will be taken out safely (from Sudan). Even after the last persons here are evacuated, we would stay here, don’t worry. Ships and planes are lined up,” he assured fellow Indians evacuated from Sudan.
“Don’t panic, let’s just make a priority list from today, starting with women and children who are sick. You may be facing a shortage of food and water. Be assured that all your concerns will be addressed and everything will be sorted out. We will take care of everything,” he added.
“We are here. I am going to be here. We want to take you back to India at the earliest. This is our aim,” Col GS Grewal said while assuring the people.
Further, in the viral video, people can be heard thanking him again and again and his words of assurance were followed by chants of “Vande Mataram” from the crowd. As part of ‘Operation Kaveri,’ the first flight carrying Indian nationals fleeing violence-stricken Sudan landed in the national capital on Wednesday. When the Indians arrived in Delhi, they chanted “Bharat Mata Ki Jai,” “Indian Army Zindabad,” and “PM Narendra Modi Zindabad.”