India removes curbs on number of flights to Ukraine
The decision has been taken to evacuate Indian nationals stranded in Ukraine
India’s Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday removed the restrictions on operation of number of flights between India and Ukraine under air bubble arrangement with a view to facilitate evacuation of students and professionals stranded in the East European nation.
The Ministry said in a statement that any number of flights as well as charter flights can operate between both the countries.
Indian airlines have been informed to increase the number of flights as the demand has witnessed a rise, the Ministry said.
The Civil Aviation Ministry is facilitating the flights in coordination with the Ministry of External Affairs, the statement said.
The Indian embassy in Kyiv on Wednesday had said that it continues to monitor the situation on a regular basis.
It had also said that more flights are being planned in the near future to meet the additional demand.
“The embassy of India has been receiving several appeals about non-availability of flights from Ukraine to India. In this regard, students are advised not to resort to panic, but book the earliest available and convenient flights to travel to India,” The Indian embassy said in a statement.
Earlier this week, India has asked its nationals in Ukraine to leave the country in view of escalating tensions with Russia.