Operation Ganga to evacuate Indians from Ukraine in full swing
Indian Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that eight flights will arrive in Bucharest to evacuate around 1800 Indian nationals.
"Today 8 flights will arrive in Bucharest and will take around 1800 citizens to India. Yesterday 6 flights carrying around 1300 citizens left from Bucharest. Now I am going to border point Siret. There are 1000 students in Siret," said Scindia in Romania. T
he Minister said on March 4, four flights will reach Suceava and will evacuate around 1000 students back to India.
"Suceava is a nearby airport to Siret. So two IndiGo flights are coming to Suceava and will take around 450 students back to India. Tomorrow four flights will come to Suceava and will carry 900- 1000 students," he added.
Earlier in the day, Scindia in a tweet said that 3,726 Indians will be brought back home on Thursday by 19 flights from Bucharest, Suceava, Kosice, Budapest, and Rzeszow.
"Under Operation Ganga, 3726 Indians will be brought back home today on eight flights from Bucharest, two flights from Suceava, one flight from Kosice, five flights from Budapest, and three flights from Rzeszow," tweeted Scindia.
Meanwhile, the students who were evacuated from Ukraine and arrived at Delhi airport on March 3 thanked the Indian government for rescuing them.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said nine flights took off on March 3 from Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Poland.
A total of 17,000 Indian nationals have left Ukraine since the advisories were issued and flights under Operation Ganga have been increased to facilitate the evacuation of remaining students stranded in Ukraine.
For the past few days, the Prime Minister has been chairing crucial meetings on the issue.