India launches Operation Kaveri to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in Sudan

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India launched Operation Kaveri to evacuate its nationals from unrest-hit Sudan and it is the latest evacuation operation launched by India to rescue its citizens and those of friendly nations from war zones.

An Overview of the News

  • Official figures show that there are about 4,000 Indians in Sudan.

  • Sudan is currently experiencing a violent power struggle between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force (RSF)across the country.

  • The conflict arose due to a dispute over an internationally supported plan to establish a new civilian government, four years after the overthrow of authoritarian leader Omar al-Bashir and two years after a military coup.

  • Both sides have been accusing each other of obstructing the transition, resulting in widespread violence and instability.

About Sudan

Capital - Khartoum

Currency - Sudanese pound (SDG)

Region -North Africa

President - Abdel Fatah al-Burhan (Chairman of the Sovereignty Council)

Official language - Arabic, English

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