India recently launched ‘Operation Kaveri’ to evacuate its nationals from conflict-torn Sudan.
- Operation Kaveri is a rescue operation being carried out by the Indian Government to bring back Indian citizens stranded in Sudan.
- According to the official data, the number of Indians in Sudan is around 4,000.
- As part of the operation, two C-130 aircraft and the navy ship INS Sumedha is on standby to safely evacuate stranded Indians.
- Sudan has been witnessing deadly fighting between the country’s army and a paramilitary group, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) that has reportedly left several hundred’s dead.
- It was triggered by disagreement over an internationally backed plan to form a new civilian government four years after the fall of autocrat Omar al-Bashir and two years after the military coup.
- Both sides accuse the other of thwarting the transition.