Kyiv: A Pakistani student stranded in Ukraine has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for coming to her rescue in the war-torn country.
Asma Shafique was rescued by the Indian authorities. She is now en route to Western Ukraine for further evacuation.
Shafique expressed her gratitude to the Indian embassy in Kyiv and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their support.
“I want to thank the Indian embassy of Kyiv for supporting us all the way here as we were stuck in a very difficult situation and I also want to thank the Prime Minister of India for supporting us. Hope we get home safely because of the Indian embassy,” she said.
This is not the first time a foreign national was rescued by India. Earlier, India had evacuated one Bangladeshi national and one Nepali citizen, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA),
Nepali national Roshan Jha also expressed his gratitude towards the Indian government for their support, reported The Kathmandu
Later, the Indian embassy in Kathmandu had informed that seven more Nepalis were being evacuated by the Indian government from Poland.
Meanwhile, the MEA on Tuesday informed that it had evacuated all Indian students from Ukraine’s Sumy.
Under ‘Operation Ganga’ to rescue Indian citizens from Ukraine’s neighboring countries, about 18 thousand Indians have been brought back by special flights so far.
410 Indians were brought back on Tuesday by special Civilian flights from Ukraine’s neighboring countries by 2 special civilian flights from Suceava, said the Ministery of Civil Aviation press release.