India successfully escorts 561 Indians amid burgeoning civil war in Sudan: Know More
Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that in the first batch of ‘Operation Kaveri’, 278 Indians were airlifted by Navy ship INS Sumedha from Port Sudan to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. After this, 148 and 135 Indians were brought to Jeddah by C-130J aircraft of the Indian Air Force. Now they will soon be airlifted and brought to India.
Clashes continue in other parts of the country, including the capital Khartoum, after a 72-hour ceasefire in Sudan. Meanwhile, more than 550 Indians have been evacuated in the last 24 hours. They have been brought to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. So far 561 people have been brought to Jeddah in three batches. More than 4 thousand Indians live in Sudan.
Reason behind the civil war in Sudan:
- In Sudan, there is a battle for supremacy between the military and the paramilitary. In 2019, people demonstrated to remove the then President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir from power.
- In April 2019, the military overthrew the country in a coup d’état, but after that people started demanding democratic rule and their role in the government.
- After this, a joint government was formed in Sudan, in which both the civilian and military of the country had a role. There was a coup again in 2021 and military rule started in Sudan.
- Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan became the country’s President and RSF (Rapid Support Force) leader Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo Vice President. Since then the conflict between the RSF and the army has continued.
- The military and the RSF are at loggerheads over a deal to implement civilian rule. RSF wants to implement the civilian rule after 10 years, while the army says that it should be implemented within 2 years.