11 flights carrying over 2,200 Indians from neighboring countries of Ukraine will return home on Sunday. Of the flights arriving on Sunday, a special flight carrying 154 Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine from Koसिसice in Slovakia reached the national capital Delhi on Sunday morning. At the same time, another special aircraft carrying 183 Indian nationals from Budapest, Hungary reached Delhi at around 6.30 am.
Indians stranded in different cities of Ukraine are being evacuated through neighboring countries Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. On Saturday, five flights took off from Budapest in Hungary, four from Suceava in Romania, one from Koसिice in Slovakia and two from Rzejów, Poland, the ministry said. Ukraine’s airspace has been closed since February 24 due to the ongoing war with Russia.
IAF’s C-17 military transport aircraft are also being used under Operation Ganga while Air India, Indigo, Vistara and SpiceJet are also providing their services.
So far, 2,056 Indians have been brought through 10 special flights of the Air Force under Operation Ganga. 26 tonnes of relief material has also been delivered to neighboring countries of Ukraine.