Under Operation Ganga, Around 11,000 Indians Rescued And Brought Back From Ukraine To India: Govt
Under Operation Ganga, Around 11,000 Indians Rescued And Brought Back From Ukraine To India: GovtMinister of state for civil aviation General VK Singh interacting with Indians rescued under Operation Ganga (@Gen_VKSingh/Twitter)

Under ‘Operation Ganga’ to rescue Indian citizens staying in Ukraine, 17 special flights have come back to the country on Friday (4 March) from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries.

These special flights include 14 civilian flights and 3 C-17 IAF flights. One more civilian flight is expected to arrive later in the day. While civilian flights carried 3,142 persons, C-17 flights evacuated 630 passengers.

So far, over 9,364 Indians have been evacuated by 43 special civilian flights. 7 flights of C-17 have so far evacuated 1,428 passengers and taken 9.7 tonnes of relief material.

According to the ministry, yesterday’s civilian flights included 4 from Bucharest, 2 from Kosice, 4 from Budapest, 3 from Rzeszow, and 2 from Suceava, while IAF flew 2 flights from Bucharest and 1 from Budapest.

On Saturday (5 March), 11 special civilian flights are expected to bring back more than 2,200 Indians, with 10 landing in New Delhi and one in Mumbai.

“5 flights will originate from Budapest, 2 from Rzeszow and 4 from Suceava. Four C-17 aircraft are airborne for Romania, Poland and Slovakia, which are expected to reach late at night and early morning today,” the Ministry of Civil Aviation said.

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