India’s evacuation mission from Afghanistan named “Operation Devi Shakti”

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Source: Indian Express

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India has given a name to its operation to evacuate its citizens from war-torn Afghanistan.It has called the operation as ‘Operation Devi Shakti’.

About Operation Devi Shakti:
  • Under this Operation, Indians and foreign nationals are being evacuated from Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of the nation.
Earlier Evacuation Operations of India:
  1. Operation Raahat: It was launched by the Indian Armed Forces, to evacuate Indian citizens and foreign nationals of 41 countries from Yemen during the 2015 Yemen Crisis. 
  2. Operation Maitri: It was a rescue and relief operation in Nepal carried out by the government of India and Indian armed forces in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. 
  3. Operation Safe Homecoming: It was an operation launched by the Indian government in 2011 to evacuate its citizens, fleeing from the Libyan Civil War.
  4. Operation Sukoon: It was an operation carried out by the Indian Navy to evacuate Indian, Sri Lankan and Nepalese nationals from the conflict zone during the 2006 Lebanon War. 
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