Indian External Affairs Ministry has asked
Indians in Tripoli, Libya to leave the place immediately. There have been
ongoing clashes between rival militias for control of Tripoli, Libya’s capital.
On April 5th, Libyan National Army led by Field
Marshal Khalifa Haftar launched a major military offensive in Tripoli as UN
Secretary General Antonio Guterres was in the city to discuss the ongoing
Libyan crisis. Tripoli is the base of the UN-backed, internationally recognised
government Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj.
After the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed
long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi, there has been a power vacuum and
instability, with no authority in full control of Libya. Since then the country
has been divided into competing political and military factions based in
Tripoli and the east Libya.