After Russia launched special military operations in Ukraine last week, the latter immediately closed its airspace as a security measure, as a result of which lakhs of people including Indians got stuck in war zones or were forced to flee the country. In view of the deteriorating situation, the Indian Government launched ‘Operation Ganga’ to bring back all Indian nationals stranded in the war-torn country. Also, the Union government decided to deploy four Cabinet Ministers as special envoys to facilitate repatriation of around 19,000 Indians stranded in Ukraine. As part of 'Operation Ganga' initiative, the GoI has so far brought back over 1000 Indian nationals from Ukraine safely.
By: Devbrat Patnaik
Last updated: 01 March 2022, 11:39 AM IST
Indian nationals in Budapest hold the tricolour before boarding a special Air India flight evacuating Indians from Ukraine.
Embassy of India in Hungary wishes safe journey to the Indian nationals before they fly back to India from Budapest.
Indian evacuees from war-torn Ukraine, on board a special flight arrive at the IGI Airport in New Delhi.
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi welcomes Indian nationals upon their arrival at the IGI Airport in New Delhi.
Smiles all around! Parents greet their children evacuated from crisis-hit Ukraine after they reached the IGI Airport in New Delhi.
Arpita Prasad, an Indian student evacuated from war-torn Ukraine, reunites with her family members upon her arrival at Birsa Munda International Airport in Ranchi.
Indian students stuck in Shehyni, Lviv Oblast before crossing the Ukraine-Poland border, as part of the evacuation drive.