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Indian Navy, Air India and MEA bring back smiles to many despondent faces stranded in Yemen

Amidst chaos and violence in Yemen, India is successfully evacuating many people from Yemen. According to the reports, on 3 April 2015, three aircrafts brought back 664 Indians from strife-torn Yemen, of which 334 people landed in Mumbai and 330 landed in Kochi. The Indian nationals primarily included nurses and workers. Most of the evacuees were from Kerala.

Yemen is witnessing internal conflicts between several different groups. The main fight is between the supporters of their exiled President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, and allies of Zaidi Shia known as Houthis. According to the UN, the two weeks of chaos in Yemen has killed many civilians and children. Thousands of people have been wounded over.

India is uninterruptedly putting efforts to bring back Indians stranded in the regions. The rescue operation is led by India’s Minister of State External Affairs, General V K Singh, who also reached Djibouti, Africa to oversee the evacuation operation launched by the government.

Not only that, some foreigners from Asian countries near India were also reportedly evacuated by the Indian Navy on humanitarian grounds.

India is trying many means including diplomatic ones to rescue thousands of nationals who are stranded in the strife-torn Yemen. Indian Navy, General V K Singh, officials from the Ministry of External Affairs and Air India must be commended for their relentless efforts.

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