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First flight carrying 212 Indian nationals from war-battered Israel lands in Delhi

The primary constitution flight carrying 212 Indian nationals from war-battered Israel landed at Delhi airport on Friday after it took off from the Ben Gurion airport late on Thursday.

Union Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar welcomed the Indian nationals evacuated from the war-battered area and was seen interacting with them.

Chatting with ANI information company on the airport, Chandrashekhar mentioned, “…Our government will never leave any Indian behind. Our government, our Prime Minister is determined to protect them, bring them back home safely. We are grateful to EAM Dr S Jaishankar, the team at the External Affairs Ministry, the flight crew of this Air India flight for making this possible, for bringing our children back home safely and soundly and back home to their loved ones….”

Indian nationals evacuated from the conflict zone thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his workforce, particularly the Embassy in Tel Aviv, for doing an incredible job.

“The situation was very bad over there… EAM Dr S Jaishankar and his team, especially the Embassy in Tel Aviv did a tremendous job. And we’re really very grateful to the Government in India,” mentioned an Indian nationwide who returned from Israel.

“This is the first time that we are facing this situation over there. We are very thankful to the Indian government, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing us back. We are hoping for peace as soon as possible so that we can go back to work as earliest as possible…,” mentioned one other Indian nationwide after reaching again residence protected.

The passengers had been chosen on a “first come first serve” foundation after a drive launched by the Indian embassy for all Indians to register on the mission’s database. The federal government is bearing the price of their return.

The flight, which took off at 22:14 native time, was organized to facilitate the return of those that had been unable to take action as a result of Air India had instantly suspended its flight on the day combating started on 7 October, and its business operation stays suspended until now.

“Operation Ajay gets underway. 212 citizens onboard the flight are enroute New Delhi,” Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned in a submit on X earlier.

There was an extended queue of Indians, together with college students, on the airport to board the particular flight being operated beneath ‘Operation Ajay’ from Tel Aviv.

Israel has vowed an unprecedented offensive in opposition to the Islamic militant group Hamas ruling Gaza after its fighters broke via the border fence and stormed into the nation’s south via air, land and sea on 7 October.

On the sixth day, the Israeli navy mentioned greater than 1,300 individuals, together with 222 troopers, had been killed in Israel, a staggering toll unseen for the reason that 1973 conflict with Egypt and Syria that lasted weeks. In Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, at the very least 1,417 individuals, together with ladies and youngsters, have been killed, in line with authorities there.

With inputs from companies

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