India evacuates 1,377 Indians from Ukraine in the past 24 hours

India has evacuated 1,377 citizens from war-torn Ukraine in the past 24 hours, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said today.

“Six flights have now departed for India in the last 24 hours, including the first flights from Poland. Carried back 1377 more Indian nationals from Ukraine,” Jaishankar said in a tweet.

Under Operation Ganga, launched to evacuate citizens in Ukraine, India will operate over 26 flights in the next three days. With Ukraine’s airspace closed, airports in Romania, Hungary, Poland, and the Slovak Republic are being used to fly out Indians.

Indian Air Force has sent a C-17 aircraft to Romania as part of Operation Ganga.

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla yesterday told reporters that no Indian is left in the Ukraine capital Kyiv.