Sixth flight from Budapest takes off with 240 Indians

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Monday said that the sixth flight from Budapest has departed for New Delhi with 240 Indian passengers onboard under 'Operation Ganga'.

Taking to Twitter, he said, "Sixth #OperationGanga flight from Budapest. To Delhi with 240 Indian nationals."

The officials in the government said that over 1,137 students have so far been evacuated from war torn Ukraine and arrived in India.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the progress of evacuation of Indian nationals from Ukraine and decided to send four Union Ministers as Special Envoy to the neighbouring countries of Ukraine to oversee the evacuation mission under Operation Ganga.

According to officials, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will be going to Romania and Moldova, Kiren Rijiju to Slovakia, Hardeep Singh Puri to Hungary and Gen V.K. Singh (Retd) to Poland.

The Indian Embassy in Kiev on Monday said that the weekend curfew has been lifted and all stu