The Government of India has launched ‘Operation Ajay’ to facilitate the return of its citizens who wish to return home. Earlier, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “We are monitoring the situation. He said around 18,000 Indians are living in Israel, while about 12 are in the West Bank and three-four in the Gaza Strip.
On October 7, Hamas launched an operation called Al-Aqsa Storm against Israel, after which Air India immediately stopped its flights. Those who are returning from Israel do not have to pay any rent. The government is bearing the cost of their return. Earlier, there was a long queue of Indians, including students, at the airport to board the special flight to be operated under ‘Operation Ajay’ from Tel Aviv.
The Government of India announced the launch of ‘Operation Ajay’ on Wednesday. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar wrote on social media platform X that ‘Operation Ajay’ is being launched to facilitate the return of our citizens who want to return from Israel. Special charter flights and other arrangements are being made. “We are fully committed to the safety and well-being of our citizens abroad.
On this occasion, Union Minister Rajiv Chandrasekhar said that our government will never leave any Indian behind. Our government, the Prime Minister, are committed to their safety, to bring them back home safely.