Ahead of the release of the film Airlift (based on Kuwait-based Indians’ evacuation in 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq) and the onset of Republic Day, Akshay Kumar met General VK Singh, Hero of One of complex evacuation of All Time ‘Operation Raahat’.
‘Operation Raahat’ was a rescue mission to evacuate Indian citizens along with other foreign nationals from Yemen during 2015 Yemeni crisis.
Airlift releases this Friday on January 22, 2015.
1,70,000 refugees, 488 flights, 59 days, 1 man! #Airlift based on a true event, in theatres this Friday pic.twitter.com/m8M8oIrVEd
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 19, 2016
Honoured to meet Gen. Vijay Kumar Singh,the key man behind rescue mission Operation Raahat during the Yemen Crisis pic.twitter.com/opKEKBg9pJ
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 18, 2016