200 Students, Indian Nationals From Ukraine Arrive In Delhi As Part Of “Operation Ganga”
New Delhi: Around 200 students and Indian citizens from Ukraine have been evacuated and brought back to India as part of the Government of India’s Operation Ganga.
Bhagwanth Khuba, Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers received the evacuees, most of them students, at Indira Gandhi International airport. The special Indigo flight landed in Delhi today morning.
Welcoming all the returnees, the Union Minister said the Union Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is committed to ensuring the repatriation of all Indians from Ukraine. He assured the students that their friends and colleagues will also be evacuated soon.
Coming back to India and meeting with families, students expressed gratitude towards the Union Government. A young student on the flight remarked, with tears of joy, the safe evacuation from a war strife country is no miracle, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it possible.
Indigo flight had taken off from the Istanbul International Airport, at 10.35 p.m. (IST) on Wednesday and reached New Delhi at 8.31 a.m. today.
Air India, Air India Express, IndiGo and SpiceJet have joined the Operation Ganga mission operating multiple flights from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries to Delhi and Mumbai.