Indians returning from Ukraine express relief and joy

Indians returning from Ukraine and their families expressed relief and joy after the special Air India (AI) flight returned to India in the early hours of Wednesday.

A large number of returnees consisted of students studying medicine. Parents were seen waiting at the airport to receive their loved ones.

Rajesh Rana, the father of a medical student at Kharkiv National Medical University, said, “We were trying to get tickets for several days. Finally, my daughter was able to board the Air India plane.”

Expressing relief at the return of his daughter, he said, “I was awake entire night, and finally relieved after hearing that she had boarded the flight.”

As the flight landed and students deboarded, many of them were delighted to be back in India.