Foreigners evacuated from Yemen by India
Saturday, April 11, 2015
To avoid a no-fly zone over parts of Yemen, India transported people via the African state of Djibouti. This was achieved using ships of the as transport from Aden across the strait to Djibouti, and planes flying from Sanaa to Djibouti, and from there onward to India.
4,600 of those evacuated in this way were Indian, with citizens of Western countries rescued, including Britain, France, and the United States among others. Three were also amongst those rescued by the Indian effort. The rescued eleven Indians, for which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a vote of thanks.
Along with ending the evacuation, India also announced the closing of its embassy in Sanaa.has begun air strikes in the area against the rebels who have taken control of the city, in apparent support of previous President .
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- Pranav Kulkarni, Shubhajit Roy, Sushant Singh. "Explained: How India evacuated 5000 stranded in Yemen" — , April 10, 2015