Yemen Crisis: 306 More Indians Evacuated

03/04/2015 9:15 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 2: Indians who were evacuated from Yemen arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on April 2, 2015 in Mumbai, India. Two C-17 Globemaster transport planes arrived in India. One landed in Mumbai with 190 people on board, while another with 168 Indians went to Kochi in Kerala. (Photo by Satish Bate /Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI — Another batch of 306 Indians were evacuated on Thursday from war-torn Yemen, officials said.

Indian Navy sources said 251 men, 38 women and 17 children boarded the INS Sumitra which departed Al Hodeidah port.

Defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar tweeted: "INS Sumitra leaves Al Hodeidah with 306 Indians on board."

He also posted a photograph of the Indians boarding the ship.

INS Mumbai, INS Tarkash along with ships Kavaratti and Coral are heading to Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, as a composite evacuation force.

A total of 358 Indians arrived from the strife-torn country in two airplanes early on Thursday. Two C-17 Globemaster transport planes arrived early morning -- one landed in Mumbai with 190 people, while another with 168 Indians went to Kochi in Kerala.

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