India successfully Evacuated Its Citizens From Ukraine Under ‘Operation Ganga’

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The Union Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has successfully evacuated it’s nationals especially young students from severe crisis hit Ukraine under ‘Operation Ganga’. Senior BJP leaders and Union Ministers Shri Piyush Goyal and Shri Anurag Thakur addressed the press in this regard on March 9. They appreciated the tireless efforts of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to ensure the safe return of every Indian and strongly condemned the Congress party and its allies, accusing them of negative politics.

There is no country like India which has shown such seriousness in bringing back its citizens who are trapped in Ukraine. For the first time after independence, this belief has arisen in the minds of the citizens of the country that no matter wherever they are trapped in any crisis, the Government of India and the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will definitely lend the helping hand for them.

The safe return of about 20,000 Indians from Ukraine in just three weeks is a matter of pride for all of us. In the last seven and a half years, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has created the great reputation of the country among the different countries of the world, and we are continuously getting the benefits of it. We are proud that all Indian students have been evacuated from Eastern Ukraine.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi himself took this matter in his hand. He held eight high level meetings on this subject and swift steps were taken after each of these meetings to brought back every citizen. Prime Minister spoke to the big leaders of the world about 11 times. He spoke three times to President of Russia Mr. Putin and twice to President of Ukraine Mr. Zelensky.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had engaged every mechanism of the government, NGOs, different people of the society in this work so that our citizens can come back safely. The people associated with India who live in Ukraine and other nearby countries, the contribution of industry and NGOs and the relentless efforts of Prime Minister led to their successful evacuation.

In the midst of so many troubles and problems, the way PM led the entire campaign, is really well appreciated by everyone around the globe. Government of India sent four of his senior ministers to neighboring countries of Ukraine, they talked to the heads of state there, due to which we also got all possible cooperation from those countries.

Evacuation of citizens of Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Many countries have failed to evacuate their people from Ukraine, while India has successfully evacuated its people from there via neighboring countries. We have also helped in the evacuation of citizens of Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh which is undoubtedly a matter of pride for us.

The whole world saw the importance of the tricolor during the Russia-Ukraine war. Students who came back from Ukraine safely have also told how citizens of other countries were also able to leave due to the tricolor.

Under ‘Operation Ganga’ 75 special civilian flights airlifted around 15521 nationals. IAF had flown 12 flights to bring back 2467 passengers, and carried over 32 tonne relief material. Among the civilian flights, 4575 passengers have been brought from Bucharest by 21 flights, 1820 from Suceave by 9 flights, 5571 from Budapest by 28 flights, 909 passengers by 5 flights from Kosice, 2404 Indians from Rzeszow by 11 flights, and 242 persons by a flight from Kyiv till March 8.

Bharatiya Janata Party workers contacted the families of 18.5 thousand students stranded in Ukraine. For this, about 2,000 teams of party workers were formed under the leadership of National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda. These teams met the family members of the students and civilians stranded in different part of Ukraine, consoled them, told about the efforts being made by the central government and apprised the central government about the problems of those families.

PM Modi meets batch of students from Ukraine

PM Narendra Modi meets Ukraine-returned students in Varanasi | India News |  Zee News

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 03 March, 2022 interacted with a group of students who have recently returned to various parts of the state from the war-torn Ukraine. The PM met the students at Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in Varanasi and listened to their harrowing experiences while reassuring them that rest of their friends still stranded in Ukraine would be brought back soon. “I can understand the mental state you have gone through at such a young age. Your agony is beyond words and imagination,” said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister maintained that despite all the adversities in the strife torn country, the government of India was leaving no stone unturned to evacuate remaining students safely. “Operation Ganga—the evacuation is on under adverse conditions. But be rest assured that all Indians will be brought to the country safely,” Shri Modi said.

Students studying in various Universities said PM Shri Modi listened to them and empathized with them. “He assured us that efforts to bring back rest of the Indian students would be intensified,” said the students extending their gratitude to Shri Narendra Modi and government of India for their help and safe evacuation.
The students said PM Shri Modi initially asked about our experience and problems we faced in reaching border of countries like Hungary and Romania. They said, “We realized the efforts of the Government of India and the impact of its diplomacy to convince Russian authorities to stop the assault and give window to ensure safe passage to Indian students from Ukraine. Students from no other country like Pakistan or Turkey are getting this kind of support from their country or government.”


The students who returned from Ukraine also shared how they experienced the power of Tricolour. “As we were getting special treatment by Ukrainian forces, the students from Pakistan, Turkey, Nigeria and many other countries also mounted Indian flag on their buses so that they could reach borders of Poland, Hungary, Romania and others to stay safe till any help come for them,” they said.
The government has already sent four Union ministers to countries neighbouring Ukraine as India’s “special envoys” to coordinate the evacuation efforts.