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Operation Ganga: Special Flight carrying 219 Indian nationals from Bucharest landed in Delhi today

Updated: March 4, 2022 1:26 pm

A special Indigo Flight carrying 219 Indian nationals from Bucharest landed in Delhi during wee hours today. The Indian nationals were evacuated from Ukraine and brought to Romania where they boarded the Flight. Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary received them at the airport.

Another flight from Budapest also landed early morning today with 219 Indian evacuees from Ukraine. Minister of State for Home Nisith Pramanik received them at the airport.

Two C-17 Globemaster of Indian Air Force carrying 210 Indian nationals each from Bucharest and Budapest landed at Hindan Air Base near Delhi this morning. Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt received them.

IAF said, its C17 Globemaster has operated 7 flights and brought home 1428 Indian nationals so far. It has also delivered 9.7 tonnes of relief material.

Meanwhile, As part of ‘Operation Ganga’ aimed at evacuating the stranded Indians in war-torn Ukraine, a special flight arrived early this morning in Mumbai from Romania carrying 185 passengers. Air India Express Flight from Romania’s capital Bucharest reached Mumbai’s International Airport carrying 185 passengers, mainly students.

The passengers were received by Union Minister Raosaheb Patil Danve. Indian Railways has set up Help Desk at T2 terminal of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai to facilitate onward travel of passengers.

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