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‘Operation Ganga’: Nepal PM thanks PM Narendra Modi for evacuating 4 Nepali nationals

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: After Bangladesh Prime Minister, Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday, March 12, expressed gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian government for evacuating four Nepali nationals from war-torn Ukraine under ‘Operation Ganga’.

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Taking to Twitter, Deuba said: “Four Nepali nationals have just arrived in Nepal from Ukraine via India. Thank you Prime Minister
Narendra Modi and the Government of India for the assistance in repatriating Nepali nationals through the Operation Ganga.”

Notably, amid the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war, Indian authorities, along with rescuing Indian citizens in the war-torn country, are also extending their help to the foreign nationals stranded there.

Earlier, on Wednesday, March 9, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had also expressed gratitude towards PM Modi for rescuing Bangladeshi nationals stranded in Ukraine under ‘Operation Ganga’, according to government sources. As per the sources, India had rescued nine Bangladeshis from Ukraine.

Earlier, a Pakistani national had also thanked the Indian embassy in Kyiv and PM Modi for rescuing her amid the evacuation process for the Indians stranded due to Russia’s aggression. According to Government of India sources, apart from Nepalese, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis, even Tunisian students were also rescued under Operation Ganga.

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Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Friday lauded authorities who facilitated the smooth conduct of ‘Operation Ganga’ launched by the Government of India to bring back students from war-hit Ukraine.

Notably, India has evacuated over 20,000 of its citizens from war-hit Ukraine under ‘Operation Ganga’.

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