India will send two ships to Yemen: Kerala CM

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015,20:45 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | India will send two ships to Yemen to rescue Indians including Malayalees who are stranded there due to the present conflict in the country, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here today.
In a press release here, the Chief Minister said he was  informed in this regard by External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj.
India will soon send two ships to Yemen to rescue Indians including Keralites stranded there. Since all the airports in Yemen are closed down, the plan is to bring people to the neighbouring country Djibouty in ships and from there to India  in aircrafts.
The External Affairs Minister has also said that those who cannot be brought by ship will be taken to Saudi via road and from there to India.
The Malayalee families residing in Yemen informed the Chief Minister over phone that the passports and certificates of those working in hospitals were being detained which was creating problems for their return to Kerala.
Following which, he instructed the Indian Ambassador at Yemen to immediately intervene in the issue and to resolve it.
He said those who were willing to return should contact the Indian Embassy at Yemen, the release added.