Nepalese Prime Minister Deuba thanks Indian government for its assistance in repatriating Nepalese nationals from Ukraine


New Delhi: Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday thanked the Indian government for helping to repatriate his country’s nationals from Ukraine under “Operation Ganga”.

The prime minister said four Nepali nationals have arrived in the country from Ukraine via India.

“Four Nepalese nationals have just arrived in Nepal from Ukraine via India. Thanks to Prime Minister @narendramodi & Government of India for helping to repatriate Nepalese nationals through #OperationGanga,” he tweeted.

India has evacuated the stranded citizens of Ukraine, currently locked in a conflict with Russia, under “Operation Ganga”.

Earlier on Friday, another group of students returned to India under ‘Operation Ganga’ and reunited with family and friends.

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The Indian Embassy in Russia on Friday issued guidelines for Indian students studying in the country.

The embassy said it had received messages from Indian students at Russian universities asking for advice on continuing their stay in the country.

“The Embassy would like to reassure all students that at this time we see no security reason for them to leave,” the guidelines read.

“The Embassy is in regular contact with relevant authorities regarding the safety and security of Indian nationals, including students,” the guidelines added.

The guidelines further indicate that some disruption of banking services in Russia and direct flight connectivity from Russia to India is however taking place.

“If students have any concerns regarding these aspects and wish to return to India, they may consider doing so,” the guidelines added.

Regarding university programs, the embassy said it has been informed by a number of universities that they have already switched to online distance learning mode.

“Students are advised to exercise their discretion in consultation with their respective universities on the appropriate course of action regarding the continuation of their academic activities without interruption,” the guidelines added.


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