Minister of State V.K. Singh, who lead Operation in South Sudan to rescue Indian Citizens trapped in the war-torn country, on Friday termed the operation Sankat Mochan a success.
The minster took to Twitter to share the news.
— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) July 15, 2016
The minister returned to New Delhi from Juba on Friday morning and was received by Union Minister Vijay Goel at the Delhi Airport.
“We’ve brought back 156 Indian nationals, out of which 85 deplaned at Trivandrum airport,” he said in a statement today.
“I met Foreign Minister & Vice President of South Sudan and they assured me of all possible help if situation goes bad,” he added.
One hundred and fifty six persons who were evacuated from South Sudan arrived on a special Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft at the international airport here early on Friday.
Among those rescued included 46 Keralites, two Nepalese nationals, seven women and three children. The remaining passengers hailed from other South Indian states. The Kerala government has made special arrangements for their onward journey.