Yemen rescue act
Stranded Indians from Yemen board the C-17 aircraft of IAF at Djibouti to fly back home.Twitter/Sitanshu Kar, spokesperson MoD

As more than 3000 Indians have been safely evacuated from war-torn Yemen in the last few days, requests have poured in from other countries, including big-wigs such as the United States, seeking India's help in rescue efforts for their nationals. 

India received requests from as many as 26 nations for its assistance in evacuating citizens from Yemen, according to External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. 

These nations include the US, France, Germany, and Sweden, apart from neighbouring nations such as Bangladesh and Sri lanka. 

Indian forces have already rescued more than 200 citizens of other countries, and have been evacuating thousands of Indians through air and sea, winning praises from all quarters. 

Indian Prime Minister hailed the efforts under Operation Rahat, and several other personalities and citizens took to Twitter to commend the forces. 

The Indian Air Force C-17 Globemasters have been flying back families to India, while the Indian Navy has deployed INS Mumbai, INS Sumitra, and INS Tarkash in rescue operations in Yemen. 

Air India planes have also been flying people out of the war-torn Middle East nation. 

Former President Abdul Kalam also tweeted praising the Indian forces. 

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