Yemen Crisis: IAF aircraft with 225 Indians from Yemen lands in Mumbai

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Mumbai | Updated: Apr 06, 2015 8:16 AM

An IAF aircraft carrying 225 Indians evacuated from strife-torn Yemen landed here on Sunday night.

Yemen, India, Indians in Yemen, Indian Air Force, Vijay Kumar Singh, Sushma Swaraj, INS Sumitra, Syed Akbaruddin, ministry of external affairs, yemen news, yemen crisisYemen Crisis: People evacuated from Yemen deboarding IAF C-17 Globemaster-III at the airport in Mumbai. (PTI)

An IAF aircraft carrying 225 Indians evacuated from strife-torn Yemen landed here on Sunday night.

“The C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft landed at about 10.40 pm here from Djibouti,” a senior Indian Air Force (IAF) official said.

Another IAF aircraft carrying 227 people is expected to land post midnight, the official said.

India on Sunday evacuated 670 more nationals, including 488 from Sanaa by three Air India flights, taking the total number of Indians rescued from war-ravaged Yemen to nearly 2,300 after the “largest” evacuation in a day so far from there. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj thanked Air India for its massive effort in operation ‘Raahat’ to pull out Indians trapped in several parts of Yemen amid raging fighting.

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