New Delhi: A flight carrying 212 Indians, who were stranded in Israel amid the ongoing war, landed in New Delhi under ‘Operation Ajay’ on Friday. It was the first batch of Indians rescued from war-torn Israel.
Among these returnees from Israel, there were nine Odias. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has instructed the Delhi RC to ensure that the seven Odia people reach their families safely.
The returnees were welcomed by Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar at the airport.
Indian Ambassador to Israel, Sanjeev Singla said that the Indian Embassy in Israel is working to ensure the well-being of Indian nationals in war-torn Israel and informed that under “Operation Ajay” the embassy will help Indians who want to return to India.
According to the MEA, around 18,000 Indians are in Israel.
The Indian embassy in Israel is providing assistance to Indian companies and has set up a helpline for Indian citizens in need of assistance.
The MEA had set up a 24-hour control room in view of the escalating conflict. The control room will help monitor the situation and provide information and assistance.
Earlier, the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar chaired a meeting to review preparations for “Operation Ajay”.