Air India aircraft AI-1943 carrying 219 Indian students stranded there on the third day of Russia’s attack on Ukraine landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai at 8 pm tonight. The plane took off from Bucharest, Romania in the afternoon. A special corridor has been made for them at the Mumbai airport. To exit from here, passengers will have to show a certificate of Kovid-19 vaccination or negative report of RT-PCR. On the other hand, another Air India flight from Bucharest, Romania took off for New Delhi at 9.30 pm.
Piyush Goyal welcomed the Indian students
Union Minister Piyush Goyal welcomed the Indian students who arrived in Mumbai from Ukraine on their arrival in Mumbai. He said- ‘Welcome all of you to the motherland. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the President of Ukraine today for your safe return. Russia has also spoken of the safe return of Indians. You also have to tell your friends that the government is getting you back too. More flights are coming, possibly by morning. Welcome from Air India. Later, he also spoke to these students in the lounge of the airport.
Piyush Goyal said that Prime Minister Modi showed seriousness on this issue from the very beginning. Hundreds of Indian students, mostly girls, have come safely through the Ministry of External Affairs and Embassies. More kids will be back soon. This mission will continue till all the Indian citizens come back. He further said that Modi ji was very worried about all of you children. For two-and-a-half days, PM Modi and External Affairs Minister Jaishankar are worrying about all of you. Calling day and night. The PM also spoke to the Russian and Ukrainian Presidents. Spoke to all other countries as well and you have been brought out safely. We have arranged for all of you. You are all safe and we will bring all the people back.
He said – You will have the numbers of the people trapped there and you have to call them and tell them that they do not need to worry. Government of India will bring everyone back safely. Goel was accompanied by Poonam Mahajan, MP from Mumbai North Central seat. The happiness was clearly visible on the faces of the students who reached Mumbai. Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar also gave food packets and water to the students who reached Mumbai. He has also spoken to the students.