Shillong, Mar 1: Eleven students, 10 girls and a boy, from Meghalaya landed in New Delhi from war-hit Ukraine on Tuesday.
So far, 12 medical students from Meghalaya have arrived since rescue flights were started on February 26.
Ishika Debnath, a 22-year-old MBBS student and resident of Laitumkhrah, was the first among 38 locals studying in Ukraine to return on Sunday. (Read: Family heaves a sigh of relief)
“11 students of Meghalaya who are studying in Ukraine, have reached Delhi safely. Efforts are on to get the rest of the students back home safely,” Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted.
However, there was no specific details of the students or from which region of the war-hit Ukraine were they evacuated.
An UNI report said the Resident Commissioner of Meghalaya House, New Delhi, P Sampath Kumar said the students landed in New Delhi on Tuesday morning. He refused to provide further details saying the “family members have requested not to share details of their wards”.
The evacuation was part of the mission named Operation Ganga.
A senior official, when asked about the helpline number which was not working when Debnath arrived, admitted that since it was the first case, there was a lapse.
However, he said there is better coordination now as students are coming in batches.
He said the remaining students are safe and some of them have moved to Hungary and other countries and they will return soon.