Govt. to airlift Indians stranded in Yemen


New Delhi: As the ongoing clashes in Yemen are taking a more sinister turn, fearing an all-out civil war in the country, the Indian government is considering the possibility of airlifting stranded Indians including Keralites from strife-torn Yemen; External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has informed Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.“If they don’t get their passports, exit pass will be issued to them and will be brought back to India. They will be given another passport. Embassy has also intervened in the matter related with release of salary,” said Chandy. He also said that all the Malayalee families were safe in Yemen.

Swaraj has informed the state that two ships have been sent to Yemen to rescue the Indians, including Malayalees, who have been stranded in that country.