Operation Ganga: 6,000 Indians brought back to India from Ukraine, says MoS Muraleedharan

Operation Ganga: 6,000 Indians brought back to India from Ukraine, says MoS Muraleedharan



New Delhi: Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Wednesday said that of the 20,000 Indians stuck in Ukraine, over 6,000 people have been brought back to India so far and the Centre is making all efforts to bring back the remaining.


Speaking to reporters here, Muraleedharan said, “Around 20,000 Indians were stuck in Ukraine. Of these, 4000 people returned by February 24. Till yesterday, over 2000 more people have returned. We are trying to bring back the remaining Indians via Romania, Poland Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova.” The minister MoS MEA V Muraleedharan interacted with parents of students who are stranded in several parts of Ukraine and updated them on the Government’s rescue operations under Operation Ganga.


Three IAF aircraft have been sent to Romania and Hungary since this morning to evacuate Indians stranded in Ukraine. One more is scheduled for Poland later today. “The evacuation operation will run round the clock. Relief materials are also being sent. The operation is underway in coordination with MEA,” Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sandeep Singh said today.


IAF have deployed C-17 aircraft as part of the evacuation efforts in coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs under ‘Operation Ganga’.


This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Tuesday to review the efforts to bring back Indians stranded in Ukraine and asked the Indian Air Force to join the evacuation efforts under ‘Operation Ganga’. (ANI)

first published:March 2, 2022, 3:12 p.m.



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