PM Narendra Modi has requested that Indian Air Force help with clearing nationals from war-torn Ukraine, sources said today.

"Leveraging the capacities of our Air Force will ensure that more people can be evacuated in a shorter time frame. It will also help deliver humanitarian aid more efficiently," sources told NDTV.

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Indian Air Force is relied upon to convey a few C-17 airplanes as a component of Operation Ganga from today.

Recently, a flight conveying 182 Indians arrived in Mumbai. The flight flew out of Romanian capital Bucharest, as Ukraine has shut its airspace.

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PM Modi has likewise addressed his partners in Romania and the Slovak Republic, Ukraine's adjoining nations from where India is wanting to clear its residents, about departure endeavours from their nations.

On Monday, the public authority said that of the assessed 20,000 Indian nationals who were available in Ukraine around 8,000 have left the country since its first warning recently.

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