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.
Requests for Indian assistance in evacuation from Yemen keeps growing. On last count 26 requests received. pic.twitter.com/hn3TScsvFh
— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) April 6, 2015
Another day of success for @airindiain's evacuation efforts from Sana'a. 3 flights with approximately 600 passengers depart Yemen.
— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) April 7, 2015
Salute the services of our civilian & defence officials & organisations in helping evacuate our citizens from Yemen. Continue your efforts! — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 6, 2015
Seamless co-operation between organisations- MEA, Navy, Air Force, Air India, Shipping, Railways & State Govts greatly helped in rescue work
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 6, 2015
Former President Abdul Kalam also tweeted praising the Indian forces.
Meanwhile. . India has managed to rescue thousands of its and 26 othr nations citizens frm Yemen.. well done navy and air men !! Respect.
— APJ Abdul Kalam (@APJAbdulKalam) April 7, 2015
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) April 7, 2015
Evacuation efforts from Yemen commendable. All three forces and Air India have done a great job. Congratulations. Nation in gratitude. -Sg — Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) April 7, 2015