Thiruvananthapuram, July 15: The first Indian Air Force flight C-17, has evacuated over 154 people to India from the war-torn South Sudan's capital city Juba, early on friday.
The evacuees list includes two Nepali citizens, nine women and three children. Minister of state for external affairs V K Singh, who is leading the 'Operation Sankat Mochan' told media that, "Over 156 Indians are evacuated from the African country, of whom two are from Nepal. Singh also added "When we landed, 156 came out with us. There were 30 to 40 people who had already booked their tickets when the commercial flights started and 300 people did not want to be evacuated due to their business concerns and other activities. There are 9 women and three children among those evacuated."