Operation Ganga ramps up as NGO helps evacuate students from Ukraine

More private Indian airlines join Operation Ganga as Sewa International helps assist stranded Indian students to travel to the Ukrainian border.

Operation Ganga ramps up as NGO helps evacuate students from Ukraine
Ukraine's Ambassador to India, Igor Polikha (4-R) seen with Ambassador of the Royal Danish Embassy in India, Freddy Svane (2-R) and other foreign diplomats during a candlelight vigil held in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, outside Ukraine embassy in New Delhi India on Feb. 28, 2022. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

With the conflict in Ukraine escalating, more Indian airlines have joined the evacuations efforts to repatriate the Indian students stranded in the country. Private carriers such as Spice Jet and IndiGo will be operating flights under Operation Ganga to expedite the Government’s evacuation efforts.

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Indian Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya welcoming stranded Indian students on board Air India special flight.

Tata Group-owned Air India has to date evacuated nearly 1400 Indian nationals in six special flights since the evacuation operations began. However with over 12,000 Indian nationals still caught in war-torn Ukraine, several private Indian airlines have stepped up to assist with the evacuation.

Video by Rajeev Bhatt