外文标题：Indians stuck in Yemen plead for clear rescue plan
BENGALURU/KOCHI: Though India's efforts to rescue citizens stranded in war-torn Yemen picked up pace on Monday, the tense wait continued for hundreds. In Aden, about 450km from Yemen's capital Sana'a, about 550 Indians were waiting to hear about the government's plan for their evacuation.
Yunus Shabandri, a native of Bhatkal in Karnataka and an employee of a rice trading company, took in a family from Bihar on Sunday.
"It's a matter of time before we run out of supplies," Shabandri told TOI from Aden. "I've some rice and basic supplies because I worked at a trading company, but others aren't doing that well. But more than anything, the government should tell us exactly how they're planning to get us out."
Shabandri was especially worried about his two daughters and son, all aged less than 10 years. "Standing at the balcony of the building we could see bombs dropping," said Shabandri, in Yemen for the past eight years.
On Monday, India sent two passenger ships to the port of Djibouti to evacuate people. Air India flew its first flight to airlift hundreds of Indians.
Martina Sharma ()
inagree, govt have been telling them when the situation started getting tenses, they still didn't leave. Now after getting stranded they cry govt didn't do enough. And other idiots join saying the same
B Pavan Kumar (Bangalore)
Hope that the rescue operations could pick up a little pace and rescue all of the Indians trapped there in Yemen without being harmed!!!
Mukadam Mukadam (Pune)
I hope all the Indian nationals stuck in Yemen gets rescued soon by our government. I wish they come back home safely.
Why do our citizens have to wait till the last moment in such war torn countries. There was a lot of trouble in the last many months, but our greedy citizens choose to take the risk & stay in such conditions. Now they are at the mercy of the Govt for rescue..
There is more unrest in Middle East countries these days
Mukesh Singh (Unknown)
Why people wait till the last moment....till it comes knocking on the door.......did not they learn anything from Iraq incident ....... or they are of the opinion that the government will take them out from any condition...... com'on......Wake UP !!!!
Raghu Gaurav (Raghu Gaurav)
I really wonder why should the government spend and invest in getting them back, Any how they are illegals and do deserve the treatment.
I don't understand why people did not try to leave even after repeated request from the government. Now when things are worst why only blame government.
Vithalbhai Bhavsar (vadodara)
GOI must make plan to bring back Indians
why they r taking so risk