The Indian Air Force on Saturday introduced again 629 evacuated Indian nationals from Ukraine`s neighbouring international locations Romania, Slovakia and Poland as a part of the continuing `Operation Ganga`.
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“Three C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft of the IAF, which had taken off from Hindan Airbase on Friday, landed back to the base on Saturday morning with the evacuated Indians,” mentioned the official launch. “They had carried 16.5 tonnes of relief material on the outbound journey,” IAF Tweeted.
To this point, the IAF has flown 10 flights to convey again 2,056 passengers whereas taking 26 tonnes of reduction load to those three international locations.
Earlier within the day, Minister of State for Exterior Affairs V Muraleedharan knowledgeable that over 11,000 Indians have been evacuated from Ukraine up to now.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a gathering to debate the continuing evacuation drive of Indian nationals and the scenario in conflict-hit Ukraine.
The federal government has additionally deployed `particular envoys` to 4 neighbouring international locations bordering Ukraine to coordinate and oversee the evacuation strategy of Indian nationals.
Russian forces launched army operations in Ukraine on February 24, three days after Moscow acknowledged Ukraine`s breakaway areas – Donetsk and Luhansk – as impartial entities.