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7 special flights to be operated today to evacuate Over 1200 Indians

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New Delhi:External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that seven special flights will be operate today under Operation Ganga to evacuate more than 1200 Indians. These flights will be operated from Budapest, Suceva and Bucharest. Over 2 thousand Indian citizens were brought back yesterday by 11 special flights from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries. With this, more than 15 thousand 9 hundred Indians have been brought back since the launch of Operation Ganga on 22nd of February.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attributed the success of ‘Operation Ganga’ to the country’s growing influence in the global arena. Addressing the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Symbiosis University in Pune, Mr Modi said, many big nations are facing difficulties in evacuating their nationals from the war-torn Ukraine.

Over two thousand Keralites stranded in war-torn Ukraine have been brought back home so far. Giving this information, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Viyan said that the State Government has shared details of Keralites stuck in Ukraine to the Ministry of External Affairs. Chartered flights have been arranged from Delhi to Kochi tonight to carry stranded Keralites, the Chief Minister added.

 Meanwhile, Indian Embassy in Ukraine has asked students stuck in the Sumy region to be on standby. Indian nationals have been advised to be ready to leave on short notice.

The Embassy informed that its officials are stationed in Poltava city to coordinate the safe passage of students and said that a confirmed date and time will be issued soon. The Embassy has also urged Indian nationals in Ukraine to fill in their details in the attached Google Form. 

Ambassador of India to Ukraine, Partha Satpathy said that the Embassy will leave no stone unturned to guarantee the safe evacuation of students.

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