Op Raahat : The Great Indian Rescue (Pictures and News)

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Op Raahat : The Great Indian Rescue (Pictures and News)

Postby SwamyG » 07 Apr 2015 07:04

India is spearheading a rescue operation evacuating humans out of Yemen. This dhaaga will attempt to capture The Great Indian Rescue.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/ ... 29081.html

Now what is Operation 'Raahat'?

Operation 'Raahat' is the operation of the Indian army to evacuate the Indian citizens from Yemen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, deputed General V.K. Singh, the Minister of State and External Affairs and the former Chief of the Army Staff to Sana (Yemen) and Djibouti as the evacuees were taken from Yemen to Djibouti.


Operation 'Raahat' and how it was administered?
So far, over 1,00,000 people have been displaced from Yemen with help of countries like India, Pakistan and China. Operation 'Raahat' is the evacuation mission led by the Indian Army with the involvement of General V.K. Singh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, personally spoke to Salman biz Abdulaziz Al Saud, the King of Saudi Arabia to make a safe passage for the Indians during the evacuation. Prime Minister's Office has been monitoring the operation and the seamless co-operation between MEA, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Air India, shipping, railway and government officials, who have helped in the rescue work. General V.K. Singh flew to the ground zero for speed evacuation and has been camping in Djibuiti since March 31, 2015.


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The INS Mumbai with rescued Indian citizens in Djibouti. April 5, 2015.
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MoS External Affairs Minister V.K. Singh with Indian nationals, who were evacuated from Yemen on Monday, in Djibouti.
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Keralites who returned from Yemen at the Government of Kerala helpdesk at the international airport in Mumbai on Monday.Image

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CNN's Nima Elbagir describes being on an embed with the Indian Airforce as it evacuated hundreds of nationals fleeing the country.
http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/04 ... flight.cnn

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U.S.: India will help Americans leave Yemen
http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/04/06 ... -chaos.cnn

Wolf Blitzer gets takleef, but Dem Representative Tulsi Gabbard portrays India as friendly. She is a pro-India, Hindu American.

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An Indian Muslim family arrives 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.
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/04/06/3787 ... rylink=cpy
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https://in.newshub.org/india-gets-evacu ... 34384.html
MoS External Affairs Minister V.K. Singh with Indian nationals, who were evacuated from Yemen on Monday, in Djibouti.India's successful evacuation of its citizens from war-torn Yemen has been appreciated globally, leading to as many as 26 countries including the US, France, Germany, Egypt, Singapore, Iraq and Lebanon, seeking the government's assistance in the effort.

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PHOTO BY AP
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)
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A picture taken on April 6, 2015 shows an aircraft of Air India taking off behind an aircraft of the Russian Federation Air Force stationned on the tarmac of Sanaa International Airport as hundreds of foreigners are evacuated from conflict-hit Yemen. On the 12th day of the Saudi-led air war, more countries, including Russia, Jordan and India or China, were scrambling to pull out their citizens from the Arabian Peninsula country. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Credit: MOHAMMED HUWAIS / stringer

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Indian vessel on way to rescue Indians in Yemen Agencies PTI
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Postby Tuvaluan » 07 Apr 2015 07:41

SwamyG, the first wide picture -- is it from one of those massive military cargo planes fitted with seats? Looks like it. Just checking. Thanks for this thread.

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SwamyG ji,
Thanks for starting the thread.

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Tuvaluan wrote:SwamyG, the first wide picture -- is it from one of those massive military cargo planes fitted with seats? Looks like it. Just checking. Thanks for this thread.

IAF C17 Globemaster-III aircraft.

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/art ... aign=cppst

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INS Sumitra at the Al Hodeidah on the west coast of strife torn Yemen.

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Evacuated Indian nationals from Yemen disembarking from INS Sumitra following the second phase of rescue operations by Indian Navy on Good Friday.

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mage: Indian Navy personnel on board the INS Sumitra undertake pre-boarding procedures. Photograph: Kind courtesy: The Indian Navy
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Image: Evacuated Indians on the helicopter deck of the INS Sumitra. Photograph: Kind courtesy: The Indian Navy
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Lots of photos here at MEA photo gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/meaindia/ ... 027230285/

Never knew MEA got this slick. http://mea.gov.in/photo-gallery.htm

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Moderators please edit the title and add 'RAAHAT'.
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SwamyG wrote:CNN's Nima Elbagir describes being on an embed with the Indian Airforce as it evacuated hundreds of nationals fleeing the country.
http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/04 ... flight.cnn


At the end in this video, the reporter clearly mentions that the Indian Ship trying to approach the Yemeni coast took fire.

Well done with this 'Raahat' effort both to the GOI and Military. You've made us proud. :)

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Postby dsreedhar » 07 Apr 2015 10:19

Rightly said The Great Indian Rescue. Makes us all proud of India. Kudos to GoI and Defense services.

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Postby chaanakya » 07 Apr 2015 10:32

+1 SwamyG

It is indeed great effort by GOI. Unfortunately MSM has ignored it altogether.

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Postby JE Menon » 07 Apr 2015 11:25

^^according to them only "persecution of Christians" is newsworthy.

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Postby JE Menon » 07 Apr 2015 11:34

Btw as soon as that ship hits any shoreline our Modelling agencies should be waiting at the jetty to hand out a contract to the navy chap in the pic with kids that shiv has posted. Good looking git ..will be an instant hit with the teen-20s female crowd ...

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Postby Sachin » 07 Apr 2015 14:23

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy urges PM Modi to help Keralites in Yemen

Chandy also said that Pakistani and Chinese nationals had already been evacuated :roll: {Yeah. The Pakis and Chinese picked up the phone and told him as soon as they landed from Yemen}.

The DNA report have used the word "urges", where as Malayalam media reported that Chandy used the word "Nirdhesham" (meaning "instructions", which are generally given from a senior rank to a junior :P). The Malayalam media too is not highlighting the evacuation in its entirety, and my gut feeling is that the media in Kerala just does not want to show-case BJP Govt. or Modi in any positive light.

Today again Kerala CM, has "urged" Modi to route all flights via Kochi International Airport. Again, the pattern seems to be asking more and more. If this is not conveyed already in a diplomatic fashion GoI should clearly tell the GoKL that its duty ends when Indian citizens touch Indian soil. The respective state governments also have to do some honest day's job, and work on taking their people to their homes. Even when the evacuation of Malayali nurses happened from Egypt, the average Keralaite attitude was that they were doing some big favour by coming back. This bluff needs to be called, once and for all.

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Postby chaanakya » 07 Apr 2015 14:39

To be accepted as PM of this country NaMo has to prostrate before C-system. he is not heir to the throne or the anointed one or tasked to hold the fort till yuvaraj attains puberty. he is the one seen as usurper , a rank outsider,a barbarian to the elite power structure. What these pretentious elites fail to realise that masses are behind him. They are seeing his work. To dismantle c-system is a 30 year evolutionary project of 10 year revolutionary project. NaMo has to choose the path and I am sure he has chosen the right one.

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Postby Altair » 07 Apr 2015 14:52

The Airspace is controlled by "Saudis". They gave a 4- hour window for "In and Out" for our rescue efforts.
To coordinate with Saudi defense officials in a highly volatile and hostile environment and identify friend and foe is very tricky enough.
Add to it,Put Airforce, Navy, Civilians in a contained space for more than 2 hours and manage without a brawl. This is itself an achievement nobody is talking about.
The Logistics involved are super massive., and do it in the window provided needs great systems and processes in place. I don't think more than 3 or 4 countries on the entire planet have this kind of capability.

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