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Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Fourth flight with 198 Indians on way to India under Operation Ganga Operation Ganga
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Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Fourth flight with 198 Indians on way to India under Operation Ganga

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Feb 2022, 04:07 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The fourth flight with 198 Indian nationals has taken off from Romania's capital Bucharest for New Delhi under Operation Ganga while two other flights carrying 250 and 280 Indians, mostly students, were flown back to India early on Sunday.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted: "Fourth #OperationGanga flight is wheels up from Bucharest. 198 Indian nationals are coming back to Delhi."

“Third flight of #OperationGanga with 240 Indian nationals has taken off from Budapest for Delhi,” he tweeted earlier.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar assured people that he is personally monitoring the evacuation of Indian nationals from war-hit Ukraine. He has been continuously updating the developments on his offical Twitter handle.

On Saturday evening, when the first flight with 219 Indians landed in Mumbai from Bucharest, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal was at the airport to receive them. He welcomed the evacuees on the flight and reiterated government's commitment to bring back all Indian's still stranded in Ukraine. He added that the government is in touch with Ukraine and Russia and both have promised the safety and security of the Indians in the conflict-wracked region.

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan were at Delhi airport to receive the second flight - Air India flight 1942 from Bucharest to New Delhi - that landed at around 3 am.

The two ministers greeted each of the Indians with roses as they entered the airport.

MoS Muraleedharan in tweets said: “Glad to join @JM_Scindia ji to receive 250 Indian nationals, mostly students arrived from Ukraine under #OperationGanga early morning today. This is the first evacuation flight to Delhi. “Will continue our efforts till we evacuate the last Indian from Ukraine. We care for you.”

He also interacted with the students in Malayalam at the airport. “Interacted with the students evacuated from Ukraine at the Delhi Airport.

“Govt will ensure the safe return of all Indians stranded in #Ukraine.”

Scindia tweeted: "Joyous homecoming! “Relieved & delighted to see 250 Indians safely return from Ukraine on the @airindiain flight at the Delhi Airport. Received & interacted with them along with with my colleague Sh @VMBJP Ji. Welcome back! #OperationGanga.

“Relieved & delighted to see 250 Indians safely return from Ukraine on the @airindiain flight at the Delhi Airport. Received & interacted with them along with with my colleague Sh @VMBJP Ji. Welcome back! #OperationGanga.”

(With UNI inputs)