Evacuation Operations Carried Out By India

In this article, you will read about the various Evacuation Operations Carried Out By India from time to time. These operations are very important from the examination point of view.

Major Evacuation Operations Carried Out By India

Evacuation operations are the operations carried out by a country to bring back its citizens from a war hit or a disaster hit country. Some of such operations carried out by India are listed below:

1. 1990 Kuwait Airlift Operation

It was carried out from August 13, 1990 to October 20, 1990 after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

2. Operation Sukoon or Beirut Sealift (2006)

As Israel and Lebanon broke into military conflict in 2006, India rescued its stranded citizens by launching this operation.

3. Operation Safe Homecoming (2011)

Its aim was bring back Indian citizens stranded in conflict-torn Libya.

4. Operation Maitri (2015)

It was launched by the Indian government and the Indian Armed forces in the aftershock of the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

5. Operation Raahat (2015)

In 2015, a conflict raged between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels.

6. Evacuation from Brussels (2016)

In March 2016, Belgium was hit by terrorist strikes at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek Metro station in central Brussels.

7. Operation Samudra Setu (2020)

It was a naval operation as part of the national effort to bring home Indian citizens from overseas during the Covid-19 pandemic.

8. Vande Bharat (2020)

It was carried out to bring back Indian citizens stranded in foreign countries, when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world.

9. Operation Devi Shakti (2021)

Its motive was to evacuate Indian citizens from Afghanistan after the collapse of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul, the capital city, to the Taliban.

10. Operation Ganga (2022)

Its aim was to bring back all the Indian nationals who were stranded in Ukraine.

11. Operation Kaveri (2023)

It was conducted by the Indian Armed Forces to evacuate Indian citizens and foreign nationals from Sudan during the 2023 Sudan conflict.

12. Operation Dost (2023)

It was the search and rescue operation initiated by the India to aid Syria and Turkey, after the 2023 Turkey – Syria earthquake.

13. Operation Ajay (2023)

It was carried out to help Indians stuck in Israel to return home as fresh tension triggered in the region due to War between Israel and Hamas. 

So, these were the important evacuation operations carried out by India from time to time. Share this article with your friends.

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