At least 149 Indian nationals were evacuated from the war-torn South Sudan’s capital city Juba on Thursday, 14th July 2016.

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General VK Singh Minister of State for External Affairs flew to Juba early Thursday morning with two C-17 Globe master Indian Air Force aircraft, in operation Sankat Mochan. He is leading this operation to evacuate more than 600 Indians stuck in the African country.


All evacuated were reached Delhi today morning after a halt in Thiruvananthapuram. As the flight was out of danger zone Vikas Swarup tweeted.


The entire operation is in direct supervision of Sushma Swaraj who had formed a high level task force to monitor the situation in South Sudan, Vikas Swarup said.

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One of the news agency reported that there are around 600 Indians in South Sudan, of them 450 are in Juba.

Families of all the Indians who were evacuated today from Sudan were happy to see on the airport.