NEW DELHI: Another special flight carrying 218 Indian nationals from Ukraine - evacuated via Bucharest - landed at Delhi airport on Wednesday morning as part of 'Operation Ganga.'
This is the ninth flight of 'Operation Ganga,' which has rescued Indian citizens stranded in Ukraine.
The Indian nationals were met at the airport by Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh. During a press conference, he said: "A total of 220 students arrived through Istanbul. I asked a girl where she was from, specifically what state she was from, but she just replied, "I'm from India." They can't believe they've returned to India owing to stress. We made certain they communicated with their parents "..
Another flight carrying Indian citizens is anticipated to arrive at the airport soon. Meanwhile, two Indian Air Force planes took off from Hindon airport this morning for Romania and Hungary to pick up trapped Indians.A total of 18,000 students were estimated to be stranded in the war-torn Ukraine.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla stated on Tuesday that 12,000 of them had been returned.