Sheikh Hasina Thanks PM Modi For Rescuing Bangladeshi Nationals From War-Torn Ukraine Under Operation Ganga

by Swarajya Staff - Mar 9, 2022 11:32 AM +05:30 IST
Sheikh Hasina Thanks PM Modi For Rescuing Bangladeshi Nationals From War-Torn Ukraine Under Operation GangaPrime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina (Representative Image)

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for rescuing nine Bangladeshi nationals from Ukraine amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.

"Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina thanks PM Narendra Modi for rescuing its 9 nationals from Ukraine under ‘Operation Ganga’. Nepalese, Tunisian students were also rescued under this operation," government sources were quoted by news agency ANI as saying.

India has also rescued a Pakistani girl student Ashma Shafique who was stranded in Ukraine, ANI reported.

Shafique, who was rescued by the Indian authorities, is now en route to Western Ukraine for further evacuation out of the country, ANI quoted sources as saying.

She will be reunited with her family soon, they added.

After the Indian authorities rescued her, Shafique expressed her gratitude towards the Indian embassy in Kyiv and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their support.

"I want to thank the Indian embassy of Kyiv for supporting us all the way here as we were stuck in a very difficult situation and I also want to thank the Prime Minister of India for supporting us. Hope we get home safely because of the Indian embassy," she was quoted by ANI as saying.

As many as 410 Indians were brought back on Tuesday by special Civilian flights from Ukraine's neighbouring countries by 2 special civilian flights from Suceava, said the Ministery of Civil Aviation press release.

With this, about 18,000 Indians have been brought back through the special flights which began on 22 February 2022.

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