July 14, 2016

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The Times of India

VK Singh leads operation 'Sankat Mochan' to evacuate Indians from South Sudan
TNN | Jul 14, 2016

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday sent two C-17 military transport aircraft to war-torn South Sudan 's capital city Juba to evacuate over 300 Indians stranded there.

Minister of state for external affairs VK Singh is leading the operation, named "Sankat Mochan", to evacuate Indians from South Sudan, which has been rocked by violence that has claimed hundreds of lives.

Singh is accompanied by by Amar Sinha, secretary (economic relations) in the external affairs ministry, joint secretary Satbir Singh and director Anjani Kumar.

"We will make all possible efforts to bring back safely all Indian nationals who are stranded in Sudan," Gen VK Singh said before his departure. [. . .]