This marks the fifth flight to be conducted as part of the government's Operation Ajay, aimed at assisting the return of Indian citizens who wish to return from the conflict-ridden Israel.
A SpiceJet flight with 286 passengers, including 18 Nepalese nationals, originating from Tel Aviv, successfully landed at the Delhi airport on Tuesday. This flight marks the fifth in a series operated under the government’s “Operation Ajay,” which aims to assist Indians who wish to return from the conflict-ridden Israel, where intense hostilities are ongoing with the militant group Hamas.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi posted on the social media platform ‘X’ that this flight brought in 286 passengers, including 18 Nepalese nationals, as part of Operation Ajay. He also shared pictures of the passengers being warmly received at the airport by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, L Murugan.
286 passengers including 18 Nepalese nationals arrive onboard 5th flight in New Delhi.
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It’s worth noting that among the passengers on this flight, 22 individuals were from the state of Kerala, according to information provided by the Kerala government.
The SpiceJet aircraft, an A340, had experienced a technical issue after landing in Tel Aviv on Sunday, prompting it to be taken to Jordan for necessary repairs. After rectifying the problem, the plane returned with passengers from Tel Aviv, arriving in Delhi on Tuesday. Originally, the aircraft was scheduled to return to the national capital on Monday morning.