The Indian military's swift evacuation of thousands of Indians from quake-hit Nepal has put China's PLA on the defensive with questions raised as to why its efforts to rescue stranded Chinese nationals did not match that of India.
The number of Indians evacuated from Nepal crossed 1,000 on Sunday as another flight with 141 onboard landed here. The total number of people brought back from the quake-hit Himalayan nation since the first plane landed late on Saturday night is now 1,191.
With more than 300 Bangladesh nationals safely evacuated from war-torn Yemen and brought here on board two passenger ships on Saturday, a senior diplomat of the neighbouring country thanked India for the timely help.
A batch of 574 people, considered to be the highest so far, has been evacuated from Yemen`s capital Sana`a by Air India, while an another group of 479 was rescued from Al Hudaydah by INS Mumbai, taking the total number of Indians rescued from the strife-torn country to nearly 3,300 on Monday.
More than half a million people in the Philippines have fled from a powerful typhoon in one of the world`s biggest peacetime evacuations, as the storm threatens to wreak more destruction on areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago.
Carrying out their evacuation spree, several hundred marooned people were flown out of flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir today, as Air India mounted 21 flights between Jammu, Srinagar and Leh to carry military personnel for aiding rescue and relief operations.