Current Affairs: India Launches Operation ‘Sankat Mochan’
India Launches Operation ‘Sankat Mochan’ to Evacuate Indians from South Sudan
- The Indian Government has started the operation 'Sankat Mochan' this morning 14.07.2016, Thursday to evacuate its citizens stranded in South Sudan's capital Juba. Two C-17 military transport aircrafts have been pressed in service to make the evacuation. The operation is being headed by Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) VK Singh.
- The Indian Ambassador in South Sudan Srikumar Menon and his team is organising this operation on the ground. Indian Embassy in Juba in an advisory had communicated that all the stranded Indian citizens should get in touch immediately with the embassy to avail the facility.
- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a high level meeting to review the situation in South Sudan. In a tweet she also gave out best wishes to Indian Airforce who are carrying out the operation. This development comes a day after External Affairs Minister said the government had set up a special task force to evacuate Indian citizens from the war-torn country.