The development comes a day after the total number of Indian evacuees from Yemen touched 4000 mark on Tuesday. On Tuesday itself, the government evacuated nearly 1000 Indian nationals in three air sorties.

In a series of tweets, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin announced, "A thousand coming back tonight (Tuesday night) to India, if all goes well. 5 flights planned from Djibouti to India carrying those evacuated from Yemen."

He also said India has accepted "Pakistan's offer to bring back 11 Indians evacuated by Pakistani naval ship from Yemen to karachi".

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The government officials said out of the nearly 4100 Indians who had registered with the Indian Embassy in Yemen, most of them have been evacuated. They added evacuation by sea route may continue for some more time.



Meanwhile, 25 countries, including the US, Bangladesh and Iraq have sought India's assistance in evacuating its nationals from the war-ravaged country. While Pakistan has not sought help for the evacuation of its nationals, India during the operation also rescued Pakistani nationals.

Pakistan had also brought 11 Indians from Al Mukallah.

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The evacuees were being taken to Djibouti from where they will fly back to India in an Indian Air Force aircraft.

They said the number of Indians across Yemen was around 5,000 of whom 1,000 were women married to Yemeni nationals. The number of Indians in Saana would be around 3,000 while around 554 were in Aden and 298 in offshore oil fields.

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


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