Indian nationals among people evacuated by France from Sudan
France has also evacuated citizens of 27 other countries, along with some Indians, as part of its evacuation from violence-hit Sudan.
The French embassy in Delhi said on Monday that 388 people from 28 countries, including India, had been deported.
“French evacuation operations underway. Last night, two military airlifts evacuated 388 people from 28 countries, including Indian nationals,” it tweeted.
The number of Indians expelled by France was not immediately known.
On Sunday, Saudi Arabia said it had expelled 66 citizens from Sudan from “fraternal and friendly” foreign countries, including a handful of Indians.
Saudi Arabia has evacuated three Indians who were on board a Saudi plane that was stranded in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, people familiar with the matter said in New Delhi.
It is said that about 400 people have been killed in the fierce fighting between the army and paramilitary groups in Sudan for the past 11 days.
India has already stationed two heavy-lift military transport aircraft in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah and a naval ship in the main port of violence-hit Sudan as part of its contingency plans to evacuate stranded Indians from the country.
The government on Friday said it would focus on the safety of the 3,000 Indian nationals currently located across Sudan.