Operation Kaveri launched to rescue Indians from a violence-hit Sudan 

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Operation Kaveri launched to rescue Indians from a violence-hit Sudan
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The Sudan crisis has been making rounds all over the internet with the intense feud going on in the country. In the midst of the crisis, India has undertaken a drive to launch the “Operation Kaveri” mission in order to rescue the Indian citizens stuck in the war-torn country. The war in Sudan is due to the ongoing tussle to come into power between the army and the paramilitary forces in Sudan. The operation to bring our citizens back from the dreadful terror that has befallen Sudan is most likely to be triumphant with the first batch of 278 Indians finally rolling in back to India via INS Sumedha. The step was taken by the Indian government on April 24, 2023, to rescue fellow brethren stranded in Sudan. 

What does the name “Operation Kaveri” signifies?

Kaveri is one of the most significant rivers in India. It flows through the states of Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. The sacred river holds a major religious significance to the people of the south and is generally worshipped as Mother Kaveri. The metaphorical meaning behind the derivation of its name is “A mother river does not stop flowing due to barriers, it makes it through one way or the other, likewise, a mother would do everything to ensure the safety of her children, no matter what barriers come. With the aim of bringing back all its citizens, the Indian government has launched this mission.

The action plan of India 

According to reports around 2800 to 3000 Indian citizens are struck in Sudan. India will be rescuing its citizens using two aircraft  IAF in Jeddah and a naval ship INS Sumedha at Sudan port as its plan is to evacuate the region. 

indians sudan Operation Kaveri launched to rescue Indians from a violence-hit Sudan 
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Know about the crisis in Sudan

The deadly fight between the two groups of the army and paramilitary has left 400 people dead. General Abdel Fattah Burhan, head of the armed forces and General Hamdan Dagalo, the leader of the paramilitary group, commonly known as Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are fighting to take control of Sudan. The power struggle is day by day exploding into deadly violence making countries launch missions to safely evacuate their people. During the past months negotiations regarding democracy were going on in Sudan. The autocrat  Omar al-Bashir was ousted in 2019 in the hope of democracy setting its way in Sudan, however, a military coup was thrown by the two forces that led to the thwarting of democracy with the internal feud between the two parties to take hold of Sudan. 

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