Cyclone Ockhi: 700 Fishermen Rescued, Defence Minister


New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday confirmed that Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard have successfully rescued 700 fishermen including five Sri Lankan nationals affected by cyclone Ockhi.

Addressing the 90th Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) here, Sitharaman said, “The search and rescue operation by Indian Navy, Indian Air Force & Indian Coast Guard has rescued 700 fishermen (including five Sri Lankan nationals) as of 5 PM today”.

Meanwhile, a family from Kanyakumari expressed their distress over the missing of five male members after the Cyclone Ockhi.