Union Minister Puri reaches Delhi with last batch of Indian students from Budapest
Under ‘Operation Ganga’ so far 16,000 Indian students have been evacuated from war-torn Ukraine.
New Delhi: With the last batch of students from Budapest, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri reached New Delhi on Monday. The flight landed at Delhi with 6177 stranded Indian students from Budapest. The Minister was overseeing 'Operation Ganga', a drive to bring people back from war-torn Ukraine.
Taking to Twitter, Puri shared the information “Delighted to reach Delhi with the last batch of our 6177 students from Budapest. There is joy, enthusiasm & relief as youngsters reach home & will soon be with their parents & families. Deeply privileged to be of help. #OperationGanga,” he wrote.
Under ‘Operation Ganga’ so far 16,000 Indian students have been evacuated from war-torn Ukraine. Still, many Indians are said to be stuck in the Ukrainian city Sumi and Kharkiv. Sources said that all the Indians in Ukraine’s remaining in other areas except these two cities have been evacuated.
"Despite shelling, roadblocks, diversions, and other severe difficulties, food and water continued to be provided to Pisochyn, in whatever quantities and ways available," the Indian Embassy in Ukraine said.
On February 24, Russian forces commenced military operations in Ukraine, three days after Moscow recognised Ukraine's separatist regions - Donetsk and Luhansk - as separate entities.