Operation Ajay: 212 Indians including 7 Odias reach Delhi airport

The first charter flight under Operation ‘Ajay’ landed in Delhi at 6 AM today. Out of the 212 people who returned to India, seven were Odias.

Bhubaneswar: The war between Hamas and Israel has reached its sixth day. Israel continues to carry frequent air strikes on Gaza. On the other hand, Hamas continues to fire rockets on Israeli cities. The gravity of the situation has led to a rising concern about the safety of the Indians stranded in Israel.

As per the latest update from reliable sources, the first charter flight under Operation ‘Ajay’ landed at the Delhi airport at 6 AM on Friday. The flight was reportedly carrying 212 Indians from Israel-Hamas war affected areas.

Out of the 212 people who returned to India, seven were Odias. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has instructed the Delhi RC to ensure that the seven Odia people reach their families safely.

Under Operation Ajay, the flight to facilitate the return of the Indian citizens stranded in Israel left from the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv on Thursday evening. The flight carried back 211 adults and an infant.

Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs said that the information regarding the second phase of the rescue operation will be conveyed soon. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar was present at the airport and received the Indian nationals who arrived from Israel.

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar chaired a meeting to review preparations for ‘Operation Ajay’, yesterday. The Ministry of foreign affairs has also been in contact with the embassies in Israel. About 18,000 Indians are currently stuck in Israel. The Ministry of External affairs has advised the Indians to follow the advisories issued by the Indian Embassy.

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