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Over 6,200 Indians Returned From Ukraine So Far: Govt

The Ministry of Civil Aviation said that Indian airlines are putting their resources into a faster evacuation process

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday said that over 6,200 persons have returned to India so far as part of ‘Operation Ganga’ amid the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

The Ministry of External Affairs, in close coordination with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, is making all efforts to bring the Indian students back to India at a fast pace, said the press statement from the government. 

The Ministry of Civil Aviation added that Indian airlines are putting their resources into a faster evacuation process.

Meanwhile, four union ministers- Hardeep Singh Puri, Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Kiren Rijiju and Gen (Retd) V.K. Singh has gone to countries adjoining Ukraine to support and supervise these operations.

Indian civilian planes as well as Indian air force planes are regularly bringing back stranded Indian students, it added. 

The evacuation process, which began on 22nd February, has brought back over 6200 persons so far, including 2185 persons coming today through 10 special civilian flights, according to the ministry. 

Today’s flights included 5 from Bucharest, 2 from Budapest, 1 from Kosice, and 2 from Rzeszow by Civilian airlines.

In addition, 3 IAF flights are bringing more Indians today. The number of civilian flights will be scaled up further, and more than 7,400 persons are expected to be brought through special flights in the next two days. 3,500 persons are expected to be brought back tomorrow and over 3,900 on March 05, it added.


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