#Operation Ganga : With 798 Indians Rescued From War Torn Ukraine, Four IAF Aircrafts Land In Delhi

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The Indian Air Force’s first evacuation flight with 200 Indians from Romanian capital Bucharest landed at the Hindon air base Delhi in the early hours of Thursday, sources said. Flights from Hungary’s Budapest and Polish city Rzeszow also  landed at the Hindon airbase

The first flight — which was conducted using C-17 military transport aircraft — landed in Delhi at 1.30 am. Three flights landed soon after. Making it four. All four IAF flights were conducted using C-17 military transport aircraft, sources said

India has been evacuating its citizens through special flights from Ukraine’s western neighbours such as Romania, Hungary and Poland as the Ukrainian airspace has been shut since February 24 due to the Russian military offensive.

The IAF planes are also coming from these neighbouring countries, sources said.

Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt received the Indian evacuees of the first C-17 flight at the airbase, they said.

Approximately 8,000 Indians, mainly students, are stranded in Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had said on Tuesday.

Four Union ministers have gone to Ukraine’s western neighbours to facilitate the evacuation of Indian nationals.

Hardeep Singh Puri is in Hungary, Jyotiraditya Scindia is in Romania, Kiren Rijiju is in Slovakia and V K Singh is in Poland.

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