Sabah Shawesh, a Yemeni woman married to an Indian, reached India on Monday after she was evacuated by the Indian government along with her eight-month-old son.“Finally safe in India. All thanks to @SushmaSwaraj and her incredible team. Jai Hind,” she tweeted.
The External Affairs Minister replied: No need for thanks @ SabahShawesh. It is our duty towards our country and courtyment. God bless your child our young citizen.” India’s successful evacuation of its citizens from war-torn Yemen has been appreciated globally, leading to as many as countries including the US, France, Germany, Egypt, Singapore, Iraq and Lebanon, seeking the government’s assistance in the effort. Sources said, though no official request has come from Pakistan, Indian agencies have helped the neighboring country’s citizens reach home. Pakistan, in turn, has also evacuated around 11 Indian nationals, said the sources.
He added that the government has so far evacuated around 3,300 Indian citizens and around 220 foreign nationals.Other countries which have sought India’s helpo in evacuation from Yemen are Sweden, Djibouti, Hungary, Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Romanial, Slovenia, Baharian, Czech Republic, Cuba, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey.”
Our evacuation efforts in Yemen reflect a willingness to serve our people and readiness to help others in distress, which is India’s ethos,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.”Colleagues Sushma Swaraj and Gen. V.K. Singh have co-ordinated evacuation efforts in an excellent manner,” Modi added.After today’s evacuation, only over 1,000 Indians remain in Yemen, mostly in Sanaa, officials said. India hopes to complete their evacuation by Wednesday.
The operation began on March 30 and the Navy sent its ships ‘INS Tarkash’, ‘INS Mumbai’ and ‘INS Sumitra’ (which was on an anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden) to bring back Indians working in that country.The Indian Air-Force pressed C17 Globemaster aircraft to bring the evacuees to India from Djibouti where they were brought from Yemen.