Cassian Baliarsingh

At least 360 Indians landed safely in Delhi after being evacuated from violence-hit Sudan on Wednesday evening. A Navy ship and IAF C130J plane of Operation Kaveri safely rescued 360 Indians from Port Sudan after a 72-hour ceasefire was declared.

The evacuees hailed PM Modi for the safe and swift rescue and were heard chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Modi Zindabad’ upon their arrival in India. The evacuees looked traumatised due to their horrific experiences. Most of the families had to leave behind everything they had and reached India in one piece.

An Indian, who landed in Delhi praised PM Modi for the fast evacuation and said, “My name is Nayan. Indian government supported us a lot and we are finally here. We had never imagined that we would be alive today. The government safely evacuated us from a very dangerous situation and I’m thankful to PM Modi from the bottom of my heart.”

Similarly, another evacuee said, “I had all my business in Sudan. The Indian government had set up a control and we were rescued after we managed to reach Port Sudan. The Indian Army and all other rescue staff gave us full support and brought us here safely.”

Surendra Singh Yadav, an IT professional speaking to Livemint said, “I went to Sudan for an IT project and got stuck there. The embassy and the government also helped a lot. Around 1000 people are present in Jeddah. The government is doing fast evacuation.”

“The Indian government has supported us a lot. It’s a big thing that we reached here safely as it was very dangerous. I thank PM Modi and the Indian government,” said another evacuee.