Indians remaining in Ukraine requested to contact on URGENT BASIS; final leg of Operation Ganga begins in Hungary


oi-Madhuri Adnal


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New Delhi, March 6: Indian Embassy on Sunday mentioned that the final leg of ‘Operation Ganga’ has begun, asking the stranded college students to achieve the Hungarian Metropolis Middle in Budapest between 10 am-12 pm.

 Indians remaining in Ukraine asked to contact on URGENT BASIS; last leg of Operation Ganga begins in Hungary

“Important Announcement: Embassy of India begins its last leg of Operation Ganga flights today. All those students staying in their OWN accommodation ( other than arranged by Embassy) are requested to reach @Hungariacitycentre , Rakoczi Ut 90, Budapest between 10 am-12 pm,” Indian Embassy in Hungary tweeted.

Individually Indian Embassy in Kyiv additionally urged its nationals who’re nonetheless in Ukraine to register themselves for the evacuation course of beneath ‘Operation Ganga’.

“All Indian nationals who still remain in Ukraine are requested to fill up the details contained in the attached Google Form on an URGENT BASIS,” India in Ukraine tweeted.

Ministery of Exterior Affairs in its every day briefing mentioned that round 13,300 individuals returned to India from Ukraine up to now by 63 flights beneath ‘Operation Ganga’. He added that 15 flights have landed within the final 24 hours, carrying round 2,900 onboard.

“A total of 15 flights have landed in the last 24 hours with around 2,900 onboard. Approximately 13,300 people returned to India so far by 63 flights under ‘Operation Ganga’, and 13 flights are scheduled for the next 24 hours,” MEA official spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned.

He famous that over 21,000 individuals have left Ukraine.

In the meantime, the MEA yesterday knowledgeable that the majority Indians have left Kharkiv metropolis of Ukraine and the primary focus of the federal government is to evacuate residents from Sumy as it’s difficult amid ongoing violence and lack of transportation.

Bagchi additional mentioned that up to now 298 college students have been evacuated from Pisochyn.

“We will now be looking at how many are still in Ukraine. The Embassy will contact those who happen to be there but haven’t registered… In nearby Pisochyn…we have moved (evacuated) 298 students, hoping to complete it by today,” he mentioned.

Bagchi added that most likely one Nepali citizen can be coming at the moment (onboard the Indian flight), and Bangladeshi nationwide can be anticipated later.

The federal government has additionally deployed “special envoys” to 4 neighbouring nations bordering Ukraine to coordinate and oversee the evacuation technique of the 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 unbiased entities.

Story first printed: Sunday, March 6, 2022, 14:56 [IST]

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