Three C-17 Globemaster III transport plane of the Indian Air Drive, carrying 629 Indians from neighbouring international locations of Ukraine, landed on the Hindan air base close to New Delhi on Saturday morning.
Underneath Operation Ganga, these flights evacuated Indian nationals from Romania, Slovakia and Poland.
Additionally they carried 16.5 tonnes of reduction load from India to those international locations.
Until date, the IAF has flown 10 flights to carry again 2,056 passengers, whereas taking 26 tonnes of reduction load to those international locations, as a part of Op Ganga, the IAF mentioned in an announcement.
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Eleven extra particular civilian flights are additionally anticipated to land in the present day with greater than 2,200 Indians from Ukraine’s neighbouring international locations, in keeping with studies.
Moreover, 4 C-17 plane are airborne for Romania, Poland and Slovakia, that are anticipated to succeed in late at night time and early morning in the present day.
To this point, round 20,000 Indians have left the war-torn nation since India issued its first journey advisories in mid-February.
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Greater than 2,000 Indians are nonetheless caught in Ukraine, the federal government mentioned, including that preparations are being made to evacuate everybody.
“We will continue Operation Ganga till the last person gets evacuated. Roughly 2,000-3,000 (more Indians) are likely to be there (in Ukraine), the number can vary,” Ministry of Exterior Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned at a briefing.
“Our primary focus is to get Indian students out of conflict zones in eastern Ukraine. We are urging both sides (Russia and Ukraine) to find ways so that we can take out our citizens. A local ceasefire would help,” he added.