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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
10-April-2015 20:55 IST
Indian Air Force (IAF) Concludes Operation in Yemen

 

 

Consequent upon the Government of India issuing an advisory for Indian Nationals to leave Yemen,  the Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed heavy transport aircraft with alacrity, in support of evacuation operations.  In a well coordinated operation involving multi agencies, IAF deployed C-17 Globemaster-III aircraft in 12 shuttles from Djibouti to Mumbai and Kochi.  The operation successfully concluded on 10 April 2015.    During the entire operation which commenced on 01 April 2015 and concluded today, the IAF evacuated 2096 people.  The details of the entire operation successfully completed by the IAF are as follows :-

SL No.

Flown From

Flown To

Date

No. of People Evacuated

Total No. of people  evacuated

  1.  

Djibouti

Kochi

01.4.2015

168

2096

  1.  

Djibouti

Mumbai

01.4.2015

190

  1.  

Djibouti

Mumbai

03.4.2015

334

  1.  

Djibouti

Mumbai

05.4.2015

225

  1.  

Djibouti

Mumbai

06.4.2015

229

  1.  

Djibouti

Mumbai

06.4.2015

175

  1.  

Djibouti

Mumbai

07.4.2015

223

  1.  

Djibouti

Kochi

08.4.2015

68

  1.  

Kochi

Mumbai

08.4.2015

150

  1.  

Djibouti

Mumbai

09.4.2015

177

  1.  

Kochi

Mumbai

09.4.2015

62

  1.  

Djibouti

Kochi

10.4.2015

95

 

It would be pertinent to note that transport aircraft  are being utilised extensively for Human Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. The Indian Air Force, after proving its mettle in bringing succour to scores of people after Jammu & Kashmir in September last year has once again risen to the occasion and added a pioneering chapter  in Disaster Relief by bringing home the Indians evacuated from Yemen. The Indian Air Force reaffirms its commitment towards Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations in support of the nation.

 

 

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