Air Force engaged in mission to airlift students from Romania and Hungary

For the seventh day in a row, Russia has attacked Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Air Force has joined ‘Operation Ganga,’ a rescue mission for Indians stranded in Ukraine. On Wednesday morning, two IAF C-17 transport planes took off from Hindon airbase. From Hindon airbase, an Air Force plane carrying tents, blankets, and other humanitarian aid took off.

More than 400 Indian students are expected to be airlifted and brought to India by Wednesday evening on the first flight. In the meantime, a flight carrying Indians has arrived in Delhi. Indians brought 251 from this group. At the airport, Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh greeted the passengers. Union Minister Smriti Irani greeted the passengers in the local language as well.

Moldova’s border is also open to Indians, according to Scindia.

At Bucharest Airport, Jyotiraditya Scindia interacts with Indian students who are waiting for their flight.

At Bucharest Airport, Jyotiraditya Scindia interacts with Indian students who are waiting for their flight.

Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, who arrived in Bucharest, Romania, to oversee Operation Ganga, spoke to the Indians who had gathered there. He also met with Romanian and Moldovan ambassadors. According to Scindia, the Moldovan border has also been opened to Indians. There have also been preparations made for the arrival of Indians.

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Advisory from the Polish Embassy: enter through the Budomierz border crossing.

A new advisory for Indians arriving in Poland has been issued by the Indian Embassy in Poland. Indians travelling to Poland from Lviv, Ternopil, and western Ukraine should use the Budomierz border checkpoint, according to the report. Officers from the Indian Embassy have also been stationed there.

To enter Poland, avoid the Shihyany-Midaika border. There is a large crowd present. Meanwhile, the first flight from Poland carrying Indians has taken off.

PM held a meeting and decided to enlist the assistance of the Air Force.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a high-level meeting about this on Tuesday evening. It was decided to enlist the assistance of the Air Force in this situation. According to Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to send 26 flights to Ukraine in three days to evacuate Indians.

Apart from Bucharest and Budapest, Indians will be flown out of airports in Poland and Slovakia.

A total of 46 planes will be dispatched.

A total of 46 flights will be sent to Budapest, Bucharest, and other destinations until March 8, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.

Bucharest, Romania, will be served by 29 flights. Thirteen will be from Air India, eight from Air India Express, five from Indigo, two from SpiceJet, and one from the Indian Airforce. There will be ten flights to Budapest. There will be seven Indigo flights, two Air India flights, and one SpiceJet flight. Six IndiGo flights to Poland and one SpiceJet flight to Kosice are available. According to reports, the Air India flight has a capacity of 250 passengers. Air India Express has a capacity of 180 passengers, IndiGo has a capacity of 216 passengers, and Spice Jet has a capacity of 180 passengers.

Ukraine has lost 12,000 students.

Shringla went on to say that all of our citizens had fled Kyiv. According to the information we have, Kyiv no longer has any citizens. Nobody has contacted us from that location. There were approximately 20,000 Indian students in Ukraine when we issued our first advisory. Approximately 12,000 students have left Ukraine since then. About half of the remaining 40% of students are in conflict zones, and the other half have reached or are on their way to Ukraine’s western border.

We had advised all citizens to leave Kyiv, according to Shringla. They have the option of visiting Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, or Moldova. 7700 people have travelled these routes, 2000 have returned, and 4,000 to 5,000 more are awaiting flights.

The tenth Air India plane arrives in Delhi.

The tenth plane carrying Indians arrived in Delhi on Wednesday. 218 Indians had arrived in Delhi at 1.30 p.m. on the 9th flight. At the Delhi airport, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav greeted the students. So far, 9 flights have returned 2,054 Indians to their homeland as part of Operation Ganga. Today, a total of 7 flights carrying Indians from various countries in Ukraine will arrive in India.

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