Operation Sankat Mochan: 143 Indians Evacuated

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Juba: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said 143 Indian nationals, including 10 women and three infants, have been evacuated from in Juba in South Sudan, where a week-long civil war has claimed a large number of lives.

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Vikas Swarup, MEA Spokesperson, tweeted images of MoS Gen (Retd) V.K. Singh personally overseeing the operation, code-named as Sankat Mochan.

All rescued Indians will be brought to Delhi. Though reliable sources in Juba have informed that the total number of stranded civilian Indians is around 300, some have suggested that it could be around 600. Apart from the civilians, around 2,500 Indians are deployed with the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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