Navy's INS Sunayna brings home 38 Indians from cyclone-hit Yemen's Socotra island

New Delhi: Thirty-eight Indians were on Thursday brought back home by the Indian Navy, four days after they were rescued from the cyclone-hit Socotra island in Yemen. Indian naval ship INS Sunayna, carrying the rescued Indians, entered the Porbandar harbour in Gujarat at around 9 am, Navy Spokesperson Captain DK Sharma said.

File image of INS Sunayna. Image courtesy: Indian Navy website/

File image of INS Sunayna. Image courtesy: Indian Navy website/

The Indians were stranded in Socotra island after a cyclone hit the area and INS Sunayna on Sunday had evacuated them in an operation christened "Nistar". The cyclone Mekunu had badly hit various parts of Oman and the Socotra island.

"INS Sunayna entered Porbandar harbour at after successfully evacuating 38 Indians off the Socotra island during a swift operation," Sharma said. He said after completion of all the formalities, they were handed over to the civil administration to facilitate their return to native places.

Updated Date: Jun 07, 2018 18:38 PM

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