Praises pour in for India for evacuating nationals of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan amid the Ukraine crisis
Praises are pouring in for the Modi government for its rescue operation in Ukraine from the neighboring countries. The Modi government has undertaken Operation Ganga to rescue its Indians from the war-struck Ukraine. India has helped citizens of Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan in this tough time.
Even as several countries have been unable to undertake rigorous evacuation drives in Ukraine, with some even expressing inability to help their citizens, India is being praised for its robust programme in a war-torn region with ministers flying out to ensure Indians get home safely. Not only has India ensured safety for its citizens but is also helping its neighbours. Till now India has successfully evacuated over 16000 students via more than 76 flights until now along with citizens of neighboring countries.
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina thanked PM Narendra Modi for rescuing 9 Bangladesh nationals from Ukraine under ‘Operation Ganga’.
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina thanks PM Narendra Modi for rescuing its 9 nationals from Ukraine under ‘Operation Ganga’. Nepalese, Tunisian students were also rescued under this operation: Government sources
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— ANI (@ANI) March 9, 2022
India also responded positively to the call for help from Nepal to rescue its citizen from Ukraine. Tunisian students were also rescued under Operation Ganga.
On February 28th, at a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Ukraine crisis, the Indian envoy to UN T S Tirumurti said, “We stand ready to help those from our neighbours and developing countries who are also stranded in Ukraine and may seek assistance. We also support all UN humanitarian efforts.”
A student from Pakistan was seen thanking the Indian Embassy in Kyiv and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a video that went viral on social media.
Asma Shafique, a Pakistani girl, was evacuated from a war zone in Ukraine with help from the Indian Embassy in Kyiv. In a video, she thanked the Indian Embassy and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping her escape a “very difficult situation”.
She said, “I want to thank the Indian Embassy of Kyiv for supporting us all the way here as we were stuck in a very difficult situation and I also want to thank the Prime Minister of India for supporting us. Hope we get home safely because of the Indian Embassy.”
#WATCH | Pakistan’s Asma Shafique thanks the Indian embassy in Kyiv and Prime Minister Modi for evacuating her.
— ANI (@ANI) March 9, 2022
Nepali nationals were also seen thanking the Indian government for evacuating them from Ukraine as reported by The Kathmandu Post.
In the past, India has also evacuated nationals from neighbouring countries during times of crisis. Amid the Covid crisis, India evacuated nationals of the Maldives, Nepal, and Bangladesh from China.
During the Yemen crisis, Afghanistan crisis, India facilitated the evacuation of nationals of other countries.
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