Operation Indravati Begins: Evacuation of Indian Citizens from Haiti

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Operation Indravati was launched to evacuate Indian citizens from Haiti amid increasing gang violence.

An Overview of the News

  • Armed gangs have attacked the suburbs of Port-au-Prince, prompting India to intervene.

  • The evacuation plan includes relocating Indian nationals to the Dominican Republic.

  • More than 15 Americans are being airlifted to Santo Domingo.

  • Haiti is facing a crisis exacerbated by gang violence following the 2010 earthquake.

  • Gangs are carrying out attacks, burning police stations and spreading anarchy.

  • The airport was closed, prisoners were released, a state of emergency was declared, and a curfew was imposed.

  • Gang leader Jimmy Charizier demanded the resignation of acting Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Ariel Henry announced his decision to step down but remained in power. Henry is currently in exile in Puerto Rico.

About Haiti:

  • Haiti, located in the Caribbean, shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east.

  • Despite ongoing efforts to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti has preserved many sites dating back to the early 19th century.

  • These sites include the Citadelle La Ferriere, which sits atop a mountain and serves as a fortress.

  • The Sans-Souci Palace, the Baroque former royal residence of King Henry I, is located in nearby ruins, offering a glimpse of Haiti's historic past.

Capital - Port-au-Prince

Official languages - Haitian Creole, French

Currency - Haitian Gourde

Continent - North America

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