#Operation Ganga : India Have Brought Back 15,920 Students In 76 Flights Tweets Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

Picture : Twitter / ANI

India has brought back ‘over 15,920’ of its nationals in 76 flights under evacuation mission ‘Operation Ganga’ that was launched following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, officials said.

Terming the Operation Ganga a success, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, The fact that India succeeded in evacuating its nationals amid the war in Ukraine is proof of the country’s growing influence in the world.

“You have seen how, under Operation Ganga, India is bringing its citizens safely out of the war zone. Many big countries are facing difficulties in doing so. But it is due to India’s increasing influence that we have brought thousands of students back to their motherland,” PM Modi said at the commemoration ceremony of the Golden Jubilee of Symbiosis University.

The Indian embassy in Hungary suggested that the evacuation mission from the country is nearing completion as it is beginning the last leg of flights under the operation.

India has been bringing back its nationals from Romania, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova after they crossed over to these countries from Ukraine through land border transit points. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia tweeted the number of Indians evacuated so  far

If we can complete this (evacuation) process in the next day or so, we would evacuate all 23,000 or so evacuees, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puriwho is in in Budapest, Hungary was quoted as saying by ANI.

The first flight had returned with the stranded Indians on February 26 from Bucharest. Ukraine had closed its airspace for civilian aircraft after Russia began the military operation.

According to the officials, around 2,500 Indians were evacuated on 13 flights in the last 24 hours. They said seven flights are scheduled over the next 24 hours to bring back stranded Indians from Hungary, Romania and Poland.

There will be five flights from Budapest, one each from Rzeszow in Poland and Suceava in Romania.

Most Popular

To Top