Operation Kaveri: Delhi-bound C-130J aircraft with 40 passengers onboard takes off from Jeddah
30 April, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
On Sunday, an Indian Air Force C-130J aircraft carrying 40 people took off from Jeddah for New Delhi as 'Operation Kaveri' continues to evacuate trapped Indians from battle-torn Sudan.
On Sunday, an Indian Air Force C-130J aircraft carrying 40 people took off from Jeddah for New Delhi as ‘Operation Kaveri’ continues to evacuate trapped Indians from battle-torn Sudan.
It was the eighth flight bringing Indian evacuees from Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah since ‘Operation Kaveri’ started.
Taking to Twitter, the official spokesperson of MEA, Arindam Bagchi wrote, “#OperationKaveri 8th flight carrying Indian evacuees takes off from Jeddah. IAF C-130J aircraft with 40 passengers is on its way to Delhi.”
The 7th flight destined for Bengaluru took off from Jeddah earlier today, with 229 passengers onboard. “#OperationKaveri bringing citizens back home. Destined for Bengaluru, 7th outbound flight carrying 229 passengers departs from Jeddah,” MoS Muraleedharan tweeted.
Under Operation Kaveri, 365 Indians from Sudan arrived in New Delhi on Saturday evening, while a flight carrying 231 Indian passengers arrived in the national capital on Saturday morning. As Sudan declares a cease-fire, several countries, including India, attempt to evacuate their citizens from the conflict-torn country.
Sudan is witnessing carnage as a result of conflicts between the army and paramilitary forces.