Operation Ganga: India to send ministers to Ukraine border

Operation Ganga: India to send ministers to Ukraine border
The Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi receives Indians evacuated from Ukraine as part of “Operation Ganga” at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Feb. 28, 2022.PIB Photo

Amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with his cabinet ministers on Feb 28.

The government has decided to collaborate efforts further as a part of 'Operation Ganga.' It has instructed four ministers to fly abroad to streamline evacuation operations.

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia; Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju; MoS for Civil Aviation V.K Singh; Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri are the ministers who shall be flying abroad for the same.

'Operation Ganga' is a part of the government's efforts to coordinate with all connected countries to help rescue the stranded Indians in Ukraine.

To provide momentum to the operation, the ministers will be in charge of dealing with different border countries of Ukraine.

  • Hardeep Singh Puri will be at the Hungary border;

  • Kiren Rijiju shall be at the Slovakia border;

  • Jyotiraditya Scindia will be in charge of rescue operations at the Romania and Moldova borders;

  • V.K. Singh will coordinate from Poland

Meanwhile, as part of Operation Ganga, 24/7 control centers and camp offices have already been set up to streamline the evacuation process.