PM Modi chairs meet on situation of Indians in violence-hit Sudan

**EDS: IMAGE VIA PIB** Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the flagging off ceremony of Vande Bharat Express, at Rani Kamlapati Station, in Bhopal, Saturday, April 1, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI04_01_2023_000230B)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Friday to review the situation concerning Indians in violence-hit Sudan, government sources said on Friday.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Air Force and Navy chiefs, top officials of foreign and defence ministries and senior diplomats attended the meeting held virtually. Jaishankar is currently on a visit to Guyana.

India on Thursday said the situation in Sudan is “very tense” and it is focusing on ensuring the safety and well-being of the Indian community, including working on contingency plans and possible evacuation.

The conflict is a direct result of a vicious power struggle within the country’s military leadership. The clashes are between Sudan’s regular army and a paramilitary force called the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).