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As a part of the continuing operation, 12 Indians have been evacuated on Thursday.

New Delhi:

India has launched ‘Operation Indravati’ to evacuate its nationals from Haiti to the Dominican Republic, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in a publish on social media platform X.

As a part of the continuing operation, 12 Indians have been evacuated on Thursday.

Taking to his official X deal with, Mr Jaishankar posted, “12 Indians evacuated at this time. Totally dedicated to the safety and well-being of our nationals overseas.”

“Thank the Authorities of the Dominican Republic for his or her help,” he added.

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Exterior Affairs, Randhir Jaiswal, in a weekly press briefing on March 15, mentioned India was able to evacuate its residents from Haiti if want be.

“As you understand, there’s a disaster in Haiti. And if required, we are going to evacuate. We’re able to evacuate. And if required, we are going to try this,” Jaiswal said.

Amid violence and looting within the impoverished Caribbean nation, a management room and an emergency helpline quantity have been opened to evacuate distressed Indian nationals from Haiti.

“We’ve got established a management room right here within the Ministry of Exterior Affairs. We’ve got emergency helpline numbers,” Mr Jaiswal added within the press briefing.

On issues over the security of Indian nationals in Haiti, Jaiswal mentioned the embassy in Santo Domingo within the Dominican Republic, which holds accreditation for Haiti, was monitoring the scenario.

“Our embassy in Santo Domingo is monitoring the scenario and the ministry is also absolutely monitoring the scenario,” Mr Jaiswal added on the presser.

Haiti has been underneath a state of emergency after some armed teams attacked the nation’s largest jail in Port-au-Prince earlier this month, killing and injuring police and jail employees and enabling some 3,500 inmates to flee, in line with CNN.

A pacesetter of one among these armed teams, Jimmy ‘Barbecue’ Cherizier, took credit score for the jail break, saying it was a part of a plan to overthrow performing Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s authorities.

The armed teams now management 80 per cent of Haiti’s capital, in line with United Nations estimates, whereas persevering with to combat for the remainder. Whereas Henry was in another country, gangs laid siege to the nation’s principal airport to stop his return.

The continuing chaos has compelled tens of 1000’s to flee their properties, including to the greater than 300,000 already displaced by gang violence.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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