Nearly 4,000 Indians brought back from Ukraine in last 24 hours, says govt

Published on Mar 04, 2022 10:47 PM IST

Russia-Ukraine war: Four tranches of humanitarian aid were sent earlier and today two more tranches were dispatched by the IAF flights to Poland, Slovak, Romania, the Centre said

The government said early 4,000 Indians have been brought back home.(PTI file)
The government said early 4,000 Indians have been brought back home.(PTI file)

Nearly 4,000 Indian nationals have been brought back to India from Ukraine in the last 24 hours, news agency ANI quoted the Centre. A total of 18 flights landed in India in the past 24 hours. 

Till now, a total of 48 flights have landed in India carrying the Indian nationals under Operation Ganga, the government said. 

Four tranches of humanitarian aid were sent earlier and today two more tranches were dispatched by the IAF flights to Poland, Slovak, Romania. 

Today one IAF C-17 flight carried 6 tonnes of material to Romania and the second carried nine tonnes of relief material to Slovakia, the government added.

 

Earlier in the day, the Centre had said that the highest attention is being paid to evacuate Indians stuck in Kharkiv and Sumy, the cities which are witnessing ferocious fighting between the Russian and the Ukrainian forces. 

According to government officials, two Russian IL-76 strategic lift planes are on standby to fly out to Moscow as soon as the Indian nationals are taken from the two eastern Ukrainian warzones to the Russian capital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday had spoken to Russian president Vladimir Putin and the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the evacuation of Indian students from Kharkiv. 

As of now, at least 10,800 Indians had been brought back from the countries where they were taken to after evacuation from Ukraine. More than 18,000 Indian nationals had already left the war-hit country since when the first advisory was issued.

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