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NEW DELHI: The Indian Government has launched Operation Ajay to bring back Indian citizens who are stranded in different cities of war-torn Israel in special flights. Foreign Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the Government is fully committed to safety of Indian nationals in Israel.
The first batch of Indians stranded in Israel will be brought back home on October 12 in a special charter flight and the Government has already made the required arrangements.
“Launching Operation Ajay to facilitate the return from Israel of our citizens who wish to return. Special charter flights and other arrangements being put in place. Fully committed to the safety and well-being of our nationals abroad,” Jaishankar said.
The Indian Government has launched Operation Ajay in view of the security threat to Indian students and others living in Israel following the war between Israeli defenceforces and Palestinian militant group Hamas. Around 18,000 Indians, many of them young students, stranded in Israel when the war broke last week after Hamas militants carried out brutal assault.