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  • Sankat Mochan: 152 Indians safely landed at Thiruvananthapuram from strife torn South Sudan

    Published on July 15, 2016


    NewDelhi; The military transport aircraft C-17 carrying Indian citizens from strife torn South Sudan landed at Thiruvananthapuram this morning.

    The evacuation operation named as Sankat Mochan is being headed by Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) VK Singh. In a tweet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that both the aircrafts will be reaching Delhi via Thiruvananthapuram.

    MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup in a tweet said, the first aircraft has 143 Indian citizens including 10 women and 3 infants.

    The Indian Ambassador in South Sudan, Srikumar Menon speaking to AIR told that the 2nd aircraft is carrying 9 Indian nationals and 2 Nepalese citizens.


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