The first batch of around 360 Indians were evacuated from war-torn Yemen arrived in India as Indian Navy and Air Force are constantly assisting the evacuation process in Aden and neighbouring Djibouti.
More ships on way to the region.
Two groups of Indian nationals evacuated from strife-torn Yemen landed at Kochi and Mumbai international airports early Thursday morning.
An Indian Air Force plane carrying 168 Indian nationals landed at the Kochi airport, while another C17 Globemaster with 190 onboard landed in Mumbai.
They were part of around 360 Indians who had reached Djibouti after being evacuated on a Navy vessel from Aden, the seaport city of Yemen.
A spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said of the 360 evacuees, 206 belong to Kerala, 40 are from Tamil Nadu, 31 from Maharashtra, 23 from West Bengal and 22 from Delhi besides other states.
The Indians were evacuated late on Monday night by INS Sumitra, which was diverted from its anti-piracy patrol in the region.