Continuing the process of evacuation of Indians stuck in war-struck Yemen, INS Mumbai carrying the rescued nationals on Sunday reached Djibouti, Indian Ministry of External Affairs said.
The rescue operation by Indian defence continues under war-like condition in Yemen and so far 1800 Indians have been evacuated by air and by sea.
Meanwhile, the Indian Navy has completed the rigorous task of evacuation of Indian nationals from port city of Aden in Yemen, tweeted the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.
The conditions in the war-battered nation of Yemen are very tough for rescue as fighting between rival warring groups has escalated despite Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Houthi rebels.
“There is heavy shelling in Aden. The ship is anchored 5-6 kilometres off the coast. Indian nationals are being taken by boat to board the ship there,” external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had the rescue operation is being overseen by Minister of state for external affairs VK Singh, who is in Djibouti now, planning for another evacuation effort.
Indian Navy’s INS Mumbai had sailed off he coast of Aden yesterday with hundreds of Indians and also over 200 people belonging to 20 different nations, Ministry of External Affairs Syed Akbarudin tweeted.
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The world is a family. Nationals of 17 other countries evacuated by INS Mumbai from Yemen alongwith Indians.