Consequent upon the Government of India issuing an advisory for Indian Nationals to leave Yemen,
the Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed heavy transport aircraft with alacrity, in support of evacuation operations. In a well coordinated operation involving multi agencies, IAF deployed C-17 Globemaster-III aircraft in 12 shuttles from Djibouti to Mumbai and Kochi. The operation successfully concluded on 10 April 2015. During the entire operation which commenced on 01 April 2015 and concluded today, the IAF evacuated 2096 people.