Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said Wednesday that of the 20,000 Indians trapped in war-torn Ukraine, 6,000 have been brought back to the nation so far, and the Centre is making every effort to ensure the safe return of the remaining ones .
On the margins of an event, he was chatting to media.
“Approximately 20,000 students/citizens were trapped in Ukraine. 4,000 of them were returned to India before February 24. An additional 2,000 students were transported back to India until Tuesday, and attempts are on to remove the remaining Indians “He stated.
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Because the number of stranded people is large, Muraleedharan added that defense planes are being employed to carry them back to India. Students are being evacuated to India with the assistance of Ukraine’s neighbours, Romania, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia, he claimed. The Union government has launched ‘Operation Ganga’ to bring back Indians who have become stuck in Ukraine. When challenged about Shiv Sena’s claim that the name Operation Ganga was chosen with the Uttar Pradesh elections in mind, he stated, “It is not a political question. It is a national problem. It is for the safety of Indian citizens. The name should not raise any concerns.” The minister met with the parents of some of the children who are stranded in Ukraine in Pune.