India Sends 2 C-17 Aircrafts to South Sudan to Evacuate Indian Nationals

In an effort to bring back Indians who are now in South Sudan capital Juban, India has now sent a C-17 military transport aircraft to war torn city Juba to bring back the Indians stranded there. This is what VK Singh said before he left. Apart from Singh, Amar Sinha, Secretary (Economic Relations) will also travel to Juba. India has been closely monitoring developments in South Sudan, which is witnessing heavy fighting between former rebels and government soldiers in several parts of the city. A task force has been set up for the purpose. According to the ministry, there are around 600 Indians in South Sudan, of them 450 are in Juba and nearly 150 are outside the capital. According to official sources, so far nearly 300 Indians have registered with the Indian embassy for evacuation.

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