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Sheikh Hasina thanks PM Modi as India evacuates 9 Bangladeshis from war-torn Ukraine

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New Delhi, March 9: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for rescuing its nine nationals from Ukraine under ‘Operation Ganga’. Nepalese, Tunisian students were also rescued under this operation, said government sources.
Roshan Jha, the first Nepali national to have been evacuated from Ukraine by the Indian authorities, had also expressed his gratitude towards the Indian government for their support, reported The Kathmandu Post. Later, the Indian embassy in Kathmandu had informed that seven more Nepalis were being evacuated by the Indian government from Poland.
India has also helped a Pakistani national in war-torn Ukraine. Sources say that a Pakistani student, Asma Shafique, was rescued by the Indian authorities, and is now en route to Western Ukraine for further evacuation out of the country. She will be reunited with her family soon, said the sources. After the Indian authorities rescued her, Shafique expressed her gratitude towards the Indian embassy in Kyiv and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their support.”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,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday (March 8) informed that it had evacuated all Indian students from Ukraine’s Sumy. Under ‘Operation Ganga’ to rescue Indian citizens from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries, about 18,000 Indians have been brought back by special flights so far. 410 Indians were brought back on Tuesday by special civilian flights from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries by two special civilian flights from Suceava, said the Ministery of Civil Aviation press release. With this, about 18,000 Indians have been brought back through the special flights which began on February 22, 2022. (Agencies)