Ramping up the efforts of the evacuation process of Indian nationals stranded in conflict zones of Ukraine, the India Air Forces have joined Operation Ganga.
The news: An Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 transport aircraft had left for Romania in the wee hours of Wednesday (March 2).
- The aircraft lifted off from Hindan air base at around 4 a.m.
- External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar said on Wednesday that six flights have now departed for India in the last 24 hours.
- “#OperationGanga developments. Six flights have now departed for India in the last 24 hours. Includes the first flights from Poland. Carried back 1,377 more Indian nationals from Ukraine,” Jaishankar tweeted this morning.
- In the evacuation mission India has launched flights from Hungary, Romania, Poland and Slovakia to bring back Indian nationals back home after they exited Ukraine through its land border crossings.
- India had decided to send the relief supplies to Ukraine to help it deal with the humanitarian situation along its border areas with tens of thousands of people attempting to flee the Russian invasion.
- In the last few days, Indian evacuation flights have been operating from Romanian capital, Bucharest and Hungarian capital, Budapest.