Date: April 02, 2015
Yemen INS Sumitra C-17 Globemaster
Operation Raahat: India launches to evacuate 4,000 citizens from Yemen
India launched a massive air and sea operation to evacuate over 4000 Indian nationals from Yemen. The operation will involve total of five ships and four aircraft.The operation started after India got permission to dock its offshore patrol vessel INS Sumitra at the Aden harbor of Yemen. Two warships have been pressed into service besides two passenger ships while the Indian Air Force has put on stand-by two C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft.
The Operation Raahat was launched to make sure that Indian nationals are not harmed in the military operation that was started in Yemen in last week of March 2015 by Saudi Arabia and 10 other countries. The military operation was started against Houthi rebels, who drove out the Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.Houthis rebels has at present have control over the Yemeni capital Sana'a and the Parliament.
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