Photos: First batch of Indians evacuated from Sudan return home

Updated: Jul 19, 2016, 14:54
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    The first batch of 156 people, including nine women and three children, evacuated from war-torn South Sudan arrived in India today on board an Air Force plane. All pics/AFP
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    The C-17 plane from South Sudan's capital city Juba with Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh escorting the evacuees, including two Nepali citizens, made a brief halt in Thiruvanathapuram where passengers from Kerala and Tamil Nadu disembarked before leaving for Delhi.
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    There were over 550 Indians in Juba and another 150 in areas where the oil wells are located.
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    Evacuated Indians from South Sudan are welcomed with garlands of marigolds as they disembark from an aircraft at Air Force station.
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    The evacuation exercise faced a hurdle when several Indians, after registering with the External Affairs Ministry for leaving South Sudan, refused to return, despite an appeal by Swaraj on Twitter asking them to move out.
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    Southern Railway and IRCTC provided free train tickets to the Indians who arrived here by a special IAF flight from South Sudan early this morning.
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    Indians evacuated from South Sudan arrive at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi on Friday. MoS V K Singh led the government's operation 'Sankat Mochan' for evacuating Indians from the violence-hit African country.
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    The IAF plane landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi this morning.
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    Indians evacuated from South Sudan arrive at Air Force Station Palam
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    Kerala Electricity Minister Kadakampally Surendran receiving Minister of State for External Affairs, General V K Singh as he arrives with evacuated Indians from South Sudan, at Thiruvananthapuram airport. Pic/PTI
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The first batch of 156 people, including nine women and three children, evacuated from war-torn South Sudan arrived in India on Friday on board an Air Force plane. This is how they were welcomed