Live Updates on The Russia-Ukraine Conflict : A Special Aeroplane Carrying 119 Indians arrives in Delhi from Bucharest
Because Ukraine’s airspace has already been closed since February 24, India has begun evacuating its nationals from nearby nations like Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland.
IAF Flight from Bucharest
According to authorities, an Indian Air Force (IAF) flight from Bucharest, Romania, arrived at Hindon airbase on Thursday morning carrying 119 Indians plus 27 foreigners.
These Indians and foreigners were stuck in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s military incursion, which started on February 24.
This would be the IAF’s 17th trip to help civilians stranded within Ukraine.
Because Ukraine’s airspace has been closed since February 24, India has begun removing its citizens from nearby nations like Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland.
According to sources, the IAF trip, which was operated aboard a C-17 military transport aircraft, arrived in Delhi at about 5.40 a.m. on Thursday.
According to reports, Indians and foreigners were welcomed at the airbase by Minister of State for External Affairs Rajkumar Ranjan Singh.
The last large group of 600 Indian students rescued from Sumy in northern Ukraine has arrived in Poland.
The students had taken a special train to Poland from Lviv.
They are expected to go to India on Thursday.
Yet another special train took the students through Poltava to Lviv throughout western Ukraine.
“We have reached Poland; from here, we are expected to take flight for India,” Jisna Jiji, a 25-year-old medical student, echoed this sentiment.
The pupils were rescued from the war-torn east European nation after a two-week stay in besieged Sumy, travelling hundreds of miles and using several modes of transportation.
Under Operation Ganga, the Indian government conducts a delicate and difficult evacuation exercise to assist stranded Indians in leaving Ukraine.
The mission in Sumy started on Tuesday morning with the evacuation of the city’s final large group of 600 Indians.
For 2 weeks, Indian students in Sumy fought a losing battle in bomb shelters and basements of their hostels, short on food, drinking water, and other necessary supplies, as Russian forces rained rockets and heavy gunfire down on the city.