PM deputes 4 ministers to Ukraine's border countries to coordinate evacuations

New Delhi: According to government sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi depute dispatch four Union Ministers to Ukraine's neighboring countries to arrange the evacuation of stranded Indians amid ongoing Russian military operations in the country.

According to government sources, Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju, and Gen (Retd) VK Singh would travel to Ukraine's neighboring nations to organize the evacuation mission and assist students. These ministers will travel as India's special envoys.

PM Modi is chairing a second high-level meeting in the last 24 hours to discuss the current situation in Ukraine, particularly the evacuation of Indian citizens.

On Sunday evening, after returning from Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a two-hour discussion with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, and a number of top bureaucrats to discuss the current situation in Ukraine. PM Modi stressed throughout the meeting that the nation's top priority is securing the safety of Indian students and removing them.  It was also addressed how to improve collaboration with Ukraine's neighboring nations in order to speed up the evacuation of stranded Indians.

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's guidance, the union government has started Operation Ganga to return stranded students and Indian citizens back from the conflict-torn Ukraine. Air India is operating special flights as part of "Operation Ganga."

In the meantime, a fifth flight carrying 249 Indian people stuck in Ukraine arrived in New Delhi this morning.

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