South Sudan struggles amid a civil conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The two factions of Sudan are engaged in the battle for several weeks, resulting in uncertainty. Several nationals of India are also facing repercussions of the civil strife in the country. The government has accordingly made arrangements to evacuate the people of their country from the conflict-riddled area through Operation Kaveri
The effort of the Ministry of foreign affairs, called Operation Kaveri, has brought several people back from Sudan. Recently, 62 nationals returned to their homeland and safety due to the government’s initiative. Earlier, Operation Kaveri assisted in rescuing and evacuating 132 citizens from conflict-torn Sudan. The first rescues reached their homeland on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. The government of India airlifted the nationals in need of assistance at the time of the Sudanese conflict.
The reports suggest several Indians stuck in Sudan during the conflict reached Jeddah. From here, the aircraft of the government of India carried them out and brought them back to the country. After their safe arrival, several rescued citizens of India extended their deep and heartfelt gratitude to the government of India.
Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government of India ran a similar evacuation operation at the time of the Russia-Ukraine war. Almost a year later, the government duly repeated the gesture for the civil war in Sudan. The rescued individuals spoke to the media after landing in Delhi. During the interaction, they took the opportunity to thank the government of India for orchestrating the rescue effort.
The people said they did not expect rescue from the conflict-torn areas. However, the government is constantly trying to bring India’s citizens back through Operation Kaveri. The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are engaged in the conflict for several weeks. They have currently agreed to a ceasefire. However, the sources suggests that these efforts are not fruitful, Past ceasefires were not beneficial in curbing violence between the two factions.