MEA Team to head to Ukraine to evacuate Indian Students:- After Russia announced war on Ukraine, the evacuation process of the Indian students and working professionals back to the country turned tough. The airports are shut and the flights are canceled. Indian government wrote to the President of Ukraine informing that more than 15,000 Indian students are stranded across the country. The Indian government wanted the government of Ukraine to assure their safety and security. Apart from this, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will send teams to the borders in Poland, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Romania to evacuate the Indian nationals who are stuck in Ukraine.
The western border of Ukraine is shared with the above countries and Russia staged an attack on the eastern side of Ukraine. S Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs posted a tweet informing that he spoke with the counterparts of Poland, Hungary, the Slovak Republic and Romania. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla revealed that Indian Air Force aircraft are ready to reach these countries and evacuate the Indians. 4000 people managed to leave Ukraine in the last two weeks. The teams are sent to the borders of these countries and the evacuation process is expected to start very soon. The Indian government is closely monitoring the situation and is focused on the safety and security of Indians. A control room is setup on a 24*7 basis by the Ministry of External Affairs. The Control Room received 980 calls and 850 emails.