With around 1,052 more Indians – including 574 from the Yemeni capital Sana’a on three Air India flights and 479 from Al Hodeidah on board the Indian Naval Ship Mumbai, being evacuated from strife torn Yemen, the number of rescued Indians, touched 3,300.
Efforts are on to rescue the remaining 700 people soon. MoS, MEA, General VK Singh, who camped in Djibouti for several days to monitor the rescue operations launched by Indian Air Force and Indian Navy, is a relieved man, as the ‘Operation Rahat’ is nearing its end.
According to Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, at last 26 countries have requested India to help in rescuing their stranded citizens after India stunned the world with the biggest ever successful rescue operation in the recent years.
The countries that approached India for help, included the U.S., France, Germany, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iraq, Maldives, Nepal, Djibouti, Ireland, Cuba, Bahrain, Egypt, Ireland, Netherlands, Lebanon, Romania, Slovenia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and Philippines.