Two groups of Indian nationals were evacuated today from the strife-torn Yemen. The groups landed at Kochi and Mumbai international airports.

An Indian Air Force plane carrying 168 Indian nationals landed at the Kochi airport at 2 AM, while another C17 Globemaster with 190 onboard landed in Mumbai.

Those that arrived in Kochi at 2 AM, including nurses and workers among others, reached by the special flight, Indian Air Force's C17 Globemasters, bringing an end to their about a week-long ordeal.

The evacuees were welcomed at the airport by Kerala Minister for Diaspora K C Joseph, PWD Minister Ibrahim Kunju and Ernakulam District Collector M G Rajamanikyam.

The flight carrying 190 Indians from Yemen arrived around 3:25 AM at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.

Defence sources said that the flight to Mumbai could not take off on time from Djibouti due to the pending paper work of the evacuees.

Many people did not have even their passports with them leading to delay in flight, the sources said.

Maharashtra Tourism and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prakash Mehta and MP Kirit Somaiya were present the airport to welcome the evacuees.

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