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Sheikh Hasina thanks PM Narendra Modi for rescuing 9 Bangladeshis from war-hit Ukraine

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday,March 9, thanked her Indian counterpart for evacuating nine citizens of her country from war-torn Ukraine.

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“Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina thanks PM Narendra Modi for rescuing its 9 nationals from Ukraine under ‘Operation Ganga’. Nepalese, Tunisian students were also rescued under this operation, ” news agency tweeted quoting Government sources.

India has rescued stranded citizens, mostly students, of several other nations, including Pakistan, Nepal and Tunisia, under its evacuation mission, titled ‘Operation Ganga’ ever since Russia invaded Ukraine two weeks ago.

Earlier,news agency had shared a video of a Pakistani student stranded in war-torn Ukraine rescued by the Indian authorities.

After the Indian authorities rescued her, Shafique expressed her gratitude towards the Indian embassy in Kyiv and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their support.

“I want to thank the Indian embassy of Kyiv for supporting us all the way here as we were stuck in a very difficult situation and I also want to thank the Prime Minister of India for supporting us. Hope we get home safely because of the Indian embassy,” she said.

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Meanwhile, the MEA on Tuesday informed that it had evacuated all Indian students from Ukraine’s Sumy.

Under ‘Operation Ganga’ to rescue Indian citizens from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries, about 18 thousand Indians have been brought back by special flights so far.

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410 Indians were brought back on Tuesday by special Civilian flights from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries by 2 special civilian flights from Suceava, said the Ministery of Civil Aviation press release.

With this, about 18,000 Indians have been brought back through the special flights which began on February 22, 2022.

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