Indians in Yemen to be evacuated by ships
The thousands of Indians in Yemen will be taken out by ships. (AFP/File)
As violence continues to ravage Yemen, India is to take thousands of its nationals out of the Arab country using vessels.
Around 3,500 Indians are currently working in Yemen. New Delhi this week asked all its nationals to leave Yemen as a Saudi-backed coalition launched airstrikes against the country.
"[Foreign] minister Sushma Swaraj has said that India will send two ships to evacuate Indians who are trapped there," the southern Indian state of Kerala’s Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said in an announcement posted on his official Facebook page on Thursday.
The announcement noted, "As the airports are closed, the plan is to bring these people in ships to the neighboring country of Djibouti and from there they will be brought to India by air.