Akshay Asks Sushma Swaraj To Airlift Indians From Sudan; The Minister Says Don’t Worry It’s Going On

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6:45 pm 12 Jul, 2016

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has asked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take action to evacuate Indians stranded in South Sudan.

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He tweeted:


And Swaraj promptly replied:

Swaraj has asserted that security of Indians in Sudan is of paramount importance, and India has formed a task force to take stock of situation there.

Swaraj said the evacuation scheme is fully ready and if the situation worsens then the government will not delay and immediately evacuate Indians from there.



“There are around 600 Indians in South Sudan, of them 450 are in Juba (capital city of South Sudan) and nearly 150 are outside Juba. At present, the fighting is taking place in Juba,” she added.

However, she said that reports suggest that the situation has improved and normalcy is returning.

“We are looking forward. If the situation improves, we will even then ask them if they want to return… But if the situation worsens, we will not delay and immediately evacuate them from there,” she added.



Swaraj had earlier in a series of tweets asked the nationals to register themselves with the Indian Embassy and not to panic.


South Sudan’s capital is witnessing heavy fighting due to clashes between former rebels and government soldiers in several parts of the city. South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has ordered a ceasefire after days of intense fighting in Juba left more than 150 dead.


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