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“Students from Sumy returned home, evacuation was challenging,” MEA Minster S Jaishankar

The External affairs minister, S Jaishankar on Friday informed that Indian students, who were stranded in the besieged north-eastern Ukrainian city of Sumy, arrived in India on special flights.

The news: Jaishankar applauded India’s Operation Ganga, launched to evacuate its citizens from war-hit Ukraine.

  • Jaishankar said in a statement on Twitter, “Students from Sumy are returning today to India. Their evacuation was particularly challenging. Operation Ganga, undertaken at the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has delivered due to both leadership and commitment.”
  • The minister also thanked those who helped in the mission, “Our particular gratitude to the authorities in Ukraine and Russia as well as the Red Cross for the evacuation assistance,” the note read.
  • “Ukraine’s neighbours – Romania, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Moldova gave us exceptional support. My sincerest thanks to them,” reads the note.
  • “Applaud our Embassy in Ukraine and Team MEA for their dedicated efforts in a difficult conflict situation,” the minister said.
  • Indian Air Force aircraft, carrying 213 Indian students who were stranded in Ukraine, arrived at Hindan air base in Ghaziabad, UP.
  • While two Air India flights returned on Friday and arrived in Delhi.

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