New Delhi, 11/3: The last group of Indian students trapped in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine reached India on Friday, including 600 students, who were brought to India through special flights under Operation Ganga. Students who reached India have expressed their gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ministry of External Affairs and Embassy. Dhruv, a student who returned safely from the war-torn Sumi city, said that thanks to the government, it was difficult to survive there. The government worked very hard for our safe return. India’s intense diplomatic engagement with both sides by Russia and Ukraine made it possible to create a humanitarian corridor for the safe exit of the students and the subsequent evacuation of the students from the beleaguered Ukrainian city. While two of these flights landed at Delhi airport, the third flight landed at Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad.
Union Minister Anurag Thakur received the students who returned from the first flight on Friday morning. Thakur welcomed the students with flowers. The minister also tweeted a video, which said, ‘Welcome back home! Another batch of students returned through #OperationGanga this morning and will be reunited with their families and friends. We are committed to the safety of every Indian citizen living in Ukraine.’ The second flight landed at Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad where the students were received by Union Minister Krishan Pal Gurjar.