Ukraine: India intensifies evacuation operations

Following the death of an Indian medico in Ukraine, the Union government has intensified its evacuation operations to rescue Indians from the war hit country, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally monitoring the situation with back to back high-level meetings.

India will operate 26 charters over the next two to three days to bring home Indians who have managed to leave Ukraine and make it to neighbouring countries, according to Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla. Indian carriers — including Air India, AI Express, IndiGo and SpiceJet — will operate mainly to Bucharest and Budapest. There will be a few flights to Poland and Slovakia also.