Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia lands in the Romanian capital, oversees massive evacuation exercise

New Delhi: Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia landed in the Romanian capital Bucharest to oversee the evacuation efforts of Indian citizens and especially students stranded in Ukraine

After arriving in Bucharest, Scindia held a series of meetings with officials at the airport itself on the evacuation process. He also tweeted that Moldova’s borders are open for incoming Indian students. 

“Proper shelter and food arrangements will be made. Talks are on to make arrangements for their journey to Bucharest for onward flight to India,” the Minister wrote on the microblogging site.

Scindia also met the Indian Ambassador to Romania and Moldova, Rahul Shrivastava, to discuss the operational issues for evacuation and the flight plans from Bucharest and Suceava. 

Meanwhile, Indian Air Force C-17 transport aircraft has been pressed into service for operation between Romania and India on Wednesday early morning to bring back Indian citizens from Ukraine. 

“Over the next three days, 26 flights have been scheduled to bring out Indian citizens apart from Bucharest and Budapest. Airports in Poland and Slovak Republic will also be used,” said Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla.

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