The conflict between the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese Armed Forces in Sudan has caused many Indians to become stranded. India plans to evacuate those who are in areas with lesser violence by road, while those in areas of continuous violence will be evacuated when the violence subsides. The Khartoum International Airport has been closed since the start of the conflict. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to prepare contingency evacuation plans for about 3,000 Indian citizens stuck in the conflict-ridden country. Most of them are stranded in the capital Khartoum, which is the epicentre of the fighting. Ferocious battles between the Sudanese army and a paramilitary group have killed more than 400 people and left thousands wounded.
India is working on plans for the safety and security of stranded Indians and their evacuation. Earlier on Saturday, more than 150 people, including Indian nationals, were rescued from Sudan and taken to Jeddah. Meanwhile, the United States military conducted an operation to extract American embassy staff from Khartoum. France has also launched evacuation operations from the northeast African nation.