News Desk, AnyTV, New Delhi
Published by: Abhishek Dixit
Updated Mon, 28 Feb 2022 09:45 PM IST
Sources say that the foreign secretary and ministry officials also informed the committee that the government is also in touch with the Red Cross to ensure the security of Indians in Ukraine.
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He gave detailed information to the committee about the situation arising in Ukraine due to the Russian invasion and the efforts to evacuate Indian nationals. The agenda of the meeting of the committee, chaired by BJP MP PP Choudhary, was the demands for grants of the ministry in the financial year 2022-23, but the issue of Ukraine crisis arose on the written notices of RSP MP NK Premachandran and other MPs.
Sources say that the foreign secretary and ministry officials also informed the committee that the government is also in touch with the Red Cross to ensure the security of Indians in Ukraine. The Committee unanimously appreciated the steps taken by the Government. Along with this, some members also sought information about India’s stand on the international level regarding this crisis.
SpiceJet to operate special flight to bring Indians
- SpiceJet will operate a special flight to bring back Indians stranded in war-torn Ukraine. The private airline company will fly from Ukraine on Friday to bring Indians from the Hungarian capital Budapest.
- SpiceJet says it will use its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The flight will depart from Delhi for Budapest on Monday evening and return via Georgia on Friday. The company says it has plans for more flights and is in discussion with officials in this regard.
- India has started special flights from Hungary and Romania from Saturday to evacuate its citizens. Tata Group-owned Air India has brought back 1156 Indians in five flights, while the sixth flight will bring 240 more Indians to New Delhi on Monday evening. 14000 Indians are still stuck in Ukraine. Most of these are students.