Operation Sankat Mochan: To save the Indians

New Delhi: India is all set to launch operation 'Sankat Mochan' to evacuate over 500 Indian nationals from the violence-hit South Sudan.

Union Minister General V.K. Singh will lead the Sankat Mochan Operation, he will be leaving for Juba on Thursday to complete the task. V.K. Singh also led Operation 'Rahat', the second largest evacuation mission mounted by the government helped More than 5,000 Indians leave war torn Yemen.

On 12 July, External Affair Minister Shushma Swaraj affirmed that the evacuation scheme was fully ready, She added that if situation worsens, the government will immediately evacuate Indians from the country which has been rocked by heavy fighting between South Sudan's army and former rebels.

According to Minister, there are around 600 Indians in South Sudan, of them 450 are in Juba, where the fighting is taking place at present.

Earlier, the MEA in its advisory had said that Indian nationals desiring of departing for South Sudan may register themselves at the email ID [email protected].