Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya on Thursday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government and the Indian Air Force (IAF) for evacuating 348 Indian nationals stranded in Yemen.
India, world's largest arms importer, has signed defence deal worth nearly USD 80 million with South African companies for integrated self-protection systems on its indigenously developed Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters.
The government on Wednesday said that an Indian Air Force transport aircraft has reached Djibouti to bring back Indians who are on way to the African nation after they were evacuated from neighbouring strife-torn Yemen.
A 49-year-old man was today charged with defrauding parents of kidnapped children, including falsely promising some of them of bringing back their children allegedly abducted from the US and taken to India.
India may again approach Bhutan for an early clearance to a crucial road passing through its territory that connects strategically important Tawang with Guwahati as the neighbouring country has put on hold the project apparently due to fear of antagonising China.
The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said the evacuation of 348 Indian nationals from strife-torn Yemen was a national effort involving various aspects of the country's assets like the Air Force, Navy and Air India.