New Delhi: MoS for External Affairs, VK Singh who is leading the government operation ‘Sankat Mochan’ to rescue more than 300 Indian stranded in South Sudan, left for the war-torn African country today.
As per reports, India has sent around two -17 military transport aircraft to Juba to evacuate the stranded Indians. Singh is accompanied by Amar Sinha, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry, Joint Secretary Satbir Singh and Director Anjani Kumar.
Around 500 Indians are in South Sudan. Reports are that the aircraft will land at 11 am and only the Indian nationals with all the documents would be allowed to board the aircraft. Also, the women and the children will be accommodated on priority.
The aircraft will then fly down to New Delhi.
Actor Akshay Kumar also took to Twitter and tweeted to the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take actions to evacuate the Indians stuck in Juba.