Indian military personnel carrier out a daring special operations in Sudan on Friday night as they landed their military transport plane in the war torn country logically with night vision goggles to rescue over 121 Indian nationals.
According to Indian Aerospace Defence News, the rescue operation was carried out by the combined team of Indian Air Force and Garud Commandos.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Garud Commandos carried out the overnight operation to air-lift stranded 121 people from the war torn Sudan, under the leadership of Group Captain Ravi Nanda.
Group Captain Ravi Nanda, an IAF pilot pulled off Sudan rescue mission on a C-130J transport aircraft using night vision goggles.
According to the Defence News, the military personnel landed the war-torn Sudan’s Wadi Sayedna in Omdurman with no navigational approach, aids or fuel, and landing lights.
The special operation was carried out successfully despite facing a high level of unpredictability and possible danger that may occurred due to lack of intelligence at the targeted military airfield.
Group Captain Nanda was reportedly awarded a gallantry medal for rescuing Indians from Afghanistan in August 2021 as part of Operation Devi Shakti.
It would be recalled that few days, Indian Embassy in Khartoum raised alarm and said in quote: “it is understood that there is heavy firing near the Embassy of India compound in Amarath Street 1. Indians are advised not to approach the Indian Embassy Building for safety reasons.
“For advisory and other updates, please contact the following officials: Mr Kailash Meena – +249 99 916 3790, Mr.Umesh Yadav -+249 92 191 7471, Mr. Vimal Yadav
+249990823421. To facilitate exit formalities, Indians reaching Port Sudan are requested to register in the google form for there smooth exit out of Sudan.
At the beginning of the supremacy war on Saturday April 15, 2023, India recorded casualty which the Indian Embassy in Khartoum reported that “Mr Albert Augestine, an Indian National working in a Dal Group Company in Sudan who got hit by a stray bullet yesterday (April 15, 2023) succumbed to his injuries”.