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Govt releases list of flights under “Operation Ganga” for evacuation of Indians from Ukraine

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla released the list of flights under ‘Operation Ganga’ being run from India for evacuation of Indians from Ukraine via neighboring countries.

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Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla said he called in both ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine separately, conveyed his concerns on safety of Indian citizens.

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“So far under Operation Ganga, thousands of our citizens have been flown out of Romania and Hungary, and another thousand have been evacuated from Ukraine through land routes. Flights have been organised for them”, said Shringla.

“Our Embassy in Kyiv and our Ministry had issued a number of advisories prior to the situation developing. 4000 of our nationals had left before the conflict, pursuant to these advisories. We estimated that about 15,000 citizens were left in Ukraine”, he further said.

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Earlier today, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said that the fourth flight has left Bucharest (Romania) for Delhi to bring back 198 stranded Indians from Ukraine safely under operation Ganga.”Operation Ganga continues. The fourth flight has left to bring our 198 Indians from Bucharest to Delhi safely,” Jaishankar said in a Tweet.

Earlier in a Tweet, the Foreign Minister said that the third flight to Delhi with 240 Indian nationals has taken off from Hungary’s Budapest under Operation Ganga.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the government will do whatever possible to bring back all the citizens stranded in Ukraine.

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