The first IAF C-130J aircraft under Operation Kaveri from Port Sudan carrying 121 Indians landed in Jeddah via Indian naval ships and IAF aircraft.
India safely evacuated 534 Indian nationals from war-torn Sudan to Jeddah, via Indian naval ships and IAF aircraft, with more sorties to follow as part of Operation Kaveri. A number of Indians who were in Sudan have been evacuated and are being transported to India with a stopover at a transit facility in Jeddah.
The initial group of 278 individuals departed on INS Sumedha, followed by two other groups of 121 and 135 people who were airlifted to Jeddah on IAF C-130J aircraft later that evening. To ensure the safe evacuation of Indian nationals from Sudan, a control center has been established in Jeddah, and Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan is presently based there. It is not clear why these individuals required evacuation or what their circumstances were in Sudan; however, it appears that the Indian government is taking appropriate measures to ensure their secure return home.