new Delhi. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur received another group of students returning from Ukraine on Friday morning. The students took off from Rzejo, a town in southeastern Poland, and landed in New Delhi.
In a tweet, Thakur said, “Welcome to homecoming. Another batch of students returned through Operation Ganga this morning (Friday) and will be reunited with their families and friends. We are every Indian citizen of Ukraine.” Committed to the safety of
Thakur also met the airline crew (crew-members) and pilots and appreciated their service and support for the government’s efforts in bringing our citizens back home. In another tweet, Anurag Thakur’s office shared some pictures and wrote, “Union Minister Anurag Thakur welcoming the students safely brought back from Ukraine under Operation Ganga. He also met the airline crew and pilots and Appreciated him for his service and support in the government’s efforts in bringing our citizens back home.”
‘Operation Ganga’, which was launched to rescue Indian citizens from neighboring countries of Ukraine, started on 22 February. Till March 8, around 18,000 Indians have been brought back through special flights. The number of Indians airlifted by 75 special civilian flights stands at 15,521. The IAF has carried out 12 mission flights to bring back 2,467 passengers as part of Operation Ganga and the Air Force aircraft also carried over 32 tonnes of relief material.
Of the civilian flights, 4,575 passengers were carried by 21 flights from Bucharest, 1820 by nine flights from Suev, 5571 by 28 flights from Budapest, 909 by five flights from Koसिसice, 2404 by 11 flights from Rezzo and 242 by one flight. Individuals have been brought to India from Kyiv.
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