"In a well-coordinated operation involving multiple agencies, IAF deployed C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and it made eight shuttles from Djibouti to India and an additional shuttle from Kochi to Mumbai last night," IAF said.

IAF has so far evacuated 4500 people from Yemen to Djibouti.

Yemen has been witnessing fierce battle between Saudi-led coalition and Shiite rebels, who have battled their way into various cities in Yemen including in the former stronghold of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi who has fled overseas.

On its part, Indian Navy had pressed its ships 'Mumbai' and 'Tarkash' into evacuation efforts launched under 'Operation Raahat' and also diverted 'INS Sumitra' from its anti-piracy patrol in the region to facilitate the operation.

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