Ukraine crisis: PM Modi chaired a high-level meeting, said – the entire government machinery working round the clock to keep Indians safe

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new Delhi: At a high-level meeting on the Ukraine crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the entire government machinery is working round the clock to ensure that all Indians there are safe, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi informed.

This was the second high level meeting chaired by the Prime Minister during the day on the current situation in Ukraine. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla, Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju among others. Senior bureaucrats were present in the meeting.

“PM @narendramodi chaired a high level meeting to review the ongoing efforts under #OperationGanga to bring back Indians stranded in Ukraine. The entire government machinery is working round the clock to ensure that May all Indians there be safe and safe,” Bagchi tweeted.

In a series of tweets, Bagchi pointed out that during the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the visit of four senior ministers to different countries as his ‘special envoys’ would boost evacuation efforts. He tweeted, “Prime Minister said that the visit of four senior ministers to different countries as his special envoy will give impetus to the evacuation efforts. This shows the priority given by the government to this matter.”

He also said that the first shipment of relief material to Ukraine would be sent on Tuesday. “The prime minister said that the first shipment of relief materials will be sent to Ukraine tomorrow to deal with the humanitarian situation on the borders of Ukraine,” Bagchi said.

“Guided by India’s motto of the world being one family, PM @narendramodi said that India will help people from neighboring countries and developing countries who are stranded in Ukraine and can seek assistance,” he said.

Government sources said on Monday that “special envoys” including Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju and Gen (retd) VK Singh will coordinate the evacuation of Indians stranded in Ukraine amid ongoing Russian military operations in Ukraine’s neighbours. countries will travel. ,

On 24 February, the Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) in New Delhi on the Ukraine crisis. The central government has launched “Operation Ganga” to bring back stranded students and Indian nationals from crisis-hit Ukraine.

Special flights are being operated by Air India under “Operation Ganga”.

Earlier in the day, Bagchi said that India has evacuated more than 8,000 citizens since the initial advisory was issued by the country. He also informed that six evacuation flights have landed in India to bring back around 1400 citizens. (ANI)

First published:February 28, 2022, 10:46 pm

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