New Delhi: India finally gets permission to dock its vessel at Aden for evacuation of nearly 400 Indians.Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night requested Saudi King Salman to help India evacuate its nationals from Yemen as New Delhi decided to take sea route to rescue around 400 expatriates stranded in Aden.
In its efforts The Indian government has sent a total of five ships and four planes to evacuate about 4000 Indian nationals stranded in civil war-torn Yemen. General VK Singh who is Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, is presently in Djibouti to oversee the evacuation efforts.
According to sources the Indian aircraft that will be used for the evacuation will have a three-hour window in which they have been assured passage in and out.
Indian Air Force has also sent two of the Indian Air Force's C-17 Globemaster transport planes have been position in Djibouti, on the African coast across the Red Sea. The Globemaster can carry 180 people each. After evacuating people back to Djibouti, the Globemasters are to fly to two destinations in India - Mumbai and Kochi.
The Indian Navy has also sent INS Mumbai and INS Tarkash from Mumbai, to join INS Sumitra, which is already in the region, in the evacuations operations from Yemen.