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08/04/2015 5:14 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

PHOTOS: 4,000 Indians Evacuated From Yemen In Operation Raahat

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An Indian Muslim man greets his mother after she arrived at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, Monday April 6, 2015 after being evacuated from Yemen. India is evacuating its citizens from Yemen amid the growing violence in the Middle Eastern country. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

As India on Wednesday went into the final stages of its Operation Raahat to evacuate Indians from Yemen, an estimated 4,000 nationals as well as their relatives breathed a sigh of relief. The operation, which was supposed to end today, has been extended by a day to evacuate 140 more nurses.

The rescue campaign from volatile Yemen, where the Saudi-led air campaign spread terror and destruction in the Arab country, which begun on March 31, has received global praise for being swift and systematic. Here's a look at how this process unfolded.

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