Operation Ganga: India To Operate 19 More Flights To Bring Back Stranded Citizens

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As you may be aware, Operation Ganga is an ongoing effort by the Indian government to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate Indian citizens from Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

Operation Ganga includes assistance to those who have crossed over to the neighboring countries of Romania, Hungary, Poland, Moldova, Slovakia.

It is estimated that nearly 17000 Indian nationals have left Ukraine since the initial advisories were issued. This includes some Indians who had not registered wilt the Embassy of India in Kyiv previously.

Flights under Operation Ganga have been increased. During the last 24 hours, 8 flights under Operation Gangs have landed in India, taking the total number of flights to 15. Out of these, 8 flights were from Bucharest, 5 from Budapest, and 2 from Rzeszow.

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Flights Under Operation Ganga

The total number of Indians who have returned onboard these flights is 3352. Out of these, 1790 were evacuated through Romania, 430 through Poland, and 1126 through Hungary. As many as 19-flights are scheduled over the next few days, many of which are already enrooted.

The tentative schedule of these flights is as follows

DateFlight Details
03 March 2022AI 1946 (From Bucharest) at 2315 hrs (local time)
03 March 2022IX 1204 (From Bucharest) at 1730 hrs (local time)
03 March 2022SG 9529 (From Bucharest) at 2350 hrs (local time)
03 March 2022IndiGo (From Budapest) at 1445 hrs (local time)
03 March 2022IndiGo (From Budapest) at 1545 hrs (local time)
03 March 2022IndiGo (From Rzeszow) at 1850 hrs (local time)
03 March 2022IndiGo (From Rzeszow) at 2050 hrs (local time)
03 March 2022IndiGo (From Bucharest) at 1430 hrs (local time)
03 March 2022IndiGo (From Bucharest) at 1530 hrs (local time)
04 March 2022IX 1202 (From Bucharest) at 1320 hrs (local time)
04 March 2022SG 9527 (From Bucharest) at 2050 hrs (local time)
04 March 2022AI 1946 (From Bucharest) at 2315 hrs (local time)
05 March 2022IX 1202 (From Bucharest) at 1320 hrs (local time)
05 March 2022AI 1946 (From Bucharest) at 2315 hrs (local time)
06 March 2022IX 1202 (From Bucharest) at 1320 hrs (local time)
06 March 2022AI 1946 (From Bucharest) at 2315 hrs (local time)
07 March 2022IX 1202 (From Bucharest) at 1320 hrs (local time)
07 March 2022AI 1946 (From Bucharest) at 2315 hrs (local time)
08 March 2022IX 1202 (From Bucharest) at 1320 hrs (local time)

Indian Air Force Join Operation Ganga

IAF has joined Operation Ganga, and the fret C-17 flight from Bucharest is expected to return to Delhi from Bucharest later tonight. 3 more IAF flights 8411 be undertaken today, from Budapest, Rzeszow, and Bucharest.

Humanitarian aid in form of medicines, medical equipment, tents, blankets, solar lamps, and other Materials is being sent to Ukraine in trenches. . tranche weighing 2 tons comprising medicines was sent on March 1 through Poland and 3 more trenches (tents, blankets, sleeping mats, etc —16 x 2 tons) were sent on Mar. 2 (1 by IAF flight) through Romania and Poland.

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The MEA Control Room, as well as the Control Centres operated by Indian Embassies in Ukraine, Poland, Romania Hungary, and the Slovak Republic, continue to operate on a 24×7 basis. The MEA Control Room has attended to 9870 calls and 7657 emails till date.


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