Indian launches Operation Sankat Mochan to rescue Indians stuck in South Sudan

With Africa’s newest country slipping into a deadly spiral of violence, anarchy and civil war, India has launched Operation Sankat Mochan to rescue around 500 Indians stranded in South Sudan.
Minister of State for External Affairs V.K Singh is leading India’s rescue operation. Senior Indian diplomats, including Amar Sinha, secretary (MER) is accompanying Singh on this mission.
Gen. (retd) Singh, a former Army chief, touched down in South Sudan capital Juba on July 4 with two C-17 Globemaster Indian Air Force aircraft. India has already issued an appeal to all Indians in South Sudan to leave the violence-torn country.

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