India ramps up evacuation efforts from war torn Ukraine

India has been ramping up its efforts to evacuate Indian nationals stuck in cities and border points of war-torn Ukraine. By this afternoon, at least three evacuation flights are set to bring back stranded Indians. This includes two flights from Romania’s capital city Bucharest and one from Hungary’s capital city Budapest. The flights will land in Mumbai and Delhi.

While announcing the ninth evacuation flight back to India this morning, Union External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar tweeted, “We will not rest till our fellow Indians are safe”. The minister has been constantly posting about India’s evacuation mission called “Operation Ganga”.

The seventh Air India Express flight carrying 182 Indian nationals evacuated from Ukraine landed in Mumbai from the Romanian capital Bucharest on Tuesday morning, an airline spokesperson told news agency PTI.

Union MSME Minister Narayan Rane received them at the Mumbai airport, the spokesperson said.

The AI Express flight IX-1202 from Bucharest via Kuwait touched down the runway at 7:40 am, he said.