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Operation Ganga: 3 IAF flights return with 629 Indians

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Mar 2022, 09:14 am

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force on Friday said its three C-17 aircrafts brought back 629 Indian citizens from neighbouring countries of Ukraine- Romania, Slovakia and Poland on Saturday.

The evacuation took place as a part of Operation Ganga.

Read: 10,800 Indians brought back by special flights from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries: Centre

"In the last 24 hours, three #IAF C-17 aircraft returned to Hindan airbase with 629 Indian nationals evacuated from airfields in Poland, Romania and Slovakia. They had carried 16.5 tonnes of relief material on the outbound journey," IAF tweeted.

The Centre on Friday announced 10,800 Indians were brought back by special flights from war-hit Ukraine’s neighbouring countries.

"Under ‘Operation Ganga’ to rescue Indian citizens, 17 special flights have come back to the country today from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries, including 14 civilian flights and 3 C-17 IAF flights," the Indian government said in a statement.