New Delhi, April 8: Exemplary of brotherhood and humanity, India has not restricted its rescue operations in Yemen to just Indians. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the government is trying to rescue the citizens of foreign countries as well. "4,000 people evacuated so far from Yemen. We will bring back citizens of other countries as well,"he said.
Meanwhile, 26 countries have requested India to rescue their nationals too. A Tweet by the spokesperson of the MEA-Syed Akbaruddin- mentioned the names of the countries. However, till date nationals of 23 countries have been evacuated. The details can be followed in the Tweets below.
We will end r air evacuation efforts from Sana'a tomorrow, 8th April. All who want to avail should leave tomorrow. Spread the word around.— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) April 7, 2015
232 persons from 26 countries evacuated by India from Yemen. Efforts continuing. pic.twitter.com/kFajqxEfhz— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) April 7, 2015
Responsivess to international community. List of countries whose nationals have been evacuated by India from Yemen pic.twitter.com/Jj4gpKlO37— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) April 7, 2015
A thousand coming back tonight to India, if all goes well.5 flights planned from Djibouti to India carrying those evacuated from Yemen.— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) April 7, 2015
India's evacuation efforts from Yemen enter final phase - Happy faces all around in the Control Room at Djibouti. pic.twitter.com/6XfBwYuspg— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) April 8, 2015
Meanwhile, Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh has landed himself in trouble with a controversial statement saying,"This job isn't as exciting as going to the Pakistan High Commission," despite overseeing the evacuation process from the Djibouti port himself.