212 Indians Return To Homeland From Israel On First Flight Under Operation Ajay

by Shreya Ghosh
212 Indians Return To Homeland From Israel On First Flight Under Operation Ajay

The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas is worsening day by day. A lot of people from different parts of the world are stuck in between the conflicts. Among the stranded foreigners in Israel, hundreds of them are Indians. To rescue and safely bring the Indian citizens back to the country, the government of India has launched Operation Ajay. Over 200 Indians have finally returned to India from Israel.

Operation Ajay Flight Carried Stranded Indians To Delhi

Taking to the X (formerly Twitter) platform, Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) shared some images of the Indian citizens who returned to New Delhi.

Friday started on a good note for these Indians who were stuck in between the intense conflicts. Indian government’s Operation Ajay evacuated a total of 212 Indians stuck in Israel and brought them back home. They landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport today travelling on the first flight under Operation Ajay. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar was at the airport to receive the Indians returning from Israel.

Also read: India Launches Operation Ajay To Evacuate Indian Citizens Stranded In Israel; Here’s All You Need To Know

Air India suspended the flight operations connecting Delhi and Tel Aviv due to the ongoing conflict. Many people had to cancel their travel and plans to return to India due to this suspension. The first flight under the operation rescued many of these Indians, according to a report by NDTV. It brought the stranded ones back to their homeland.

Here are snippets of the Indians on their way to Delhi from Israel shared by Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar).

Government Took Major Steps To Rescue The Stranded Indians

Indian Embassy’s attempt to rescue the nationals helped people get some relief in between all the stress and panic. People stranded in Israel are tense about everything happening there. In between all these, the Indian government’s efforts to evacuate them is a significant step. Not only these 212 people but there are hundreds of more people waiting at the Tel Aviv airport to catch the flights under Operation Ajay.

Also read: How Is The Israel-Hamas War Affecting India’s Peak Holiday Season?

The NDTV report stated how the selection of the people coming back to India was done on a first come first serve basis. Indians wishing to return registered at the database. Indian embassy initiated this drive to facilitate their return to India. The stranded Indians wishing to return are flying in special charter flights. There are several other arrangements to welcome them as well. The government is taking care of all the expenditures in this drive of returning Indians from Israel.

We hope that everyone returns safely.

Cover Image Courtesy: X (formerly Twitter)/ Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia)

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