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Second flight evacuating 235 Indians from war-torn Israel arrives as part of Operation “Ajay”

India launched “Operation Ajay” on October 11 to return trapped Indians from Israel during the Israel-Hamas conflict.

In accordance with “Operation Ajay,” the second charter flight to bring Indian citizens who were left stranded in Israel due to the continuing war landed in New Delhi on Saturday morning from Tel Aviv. The second flight brought 235 Indian nationals, including two newborns.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar posted images of the second attempt to repatriate the trapped people with the caption: “#OperationAjay Flight #2 carrying 235 Indian nationals takes off from Tel Aviv.”

This occurs the day after the first repatriation operation under “Operation Ajay,” in which 212 Indians were flown out of Israel. The initial flight left Israel’s Ben Gurion airport on Thursday night and arrived in New Delhi on Friday morning. The passengers reportedly were selected on a “first come, first serve” basis.

On October 11, the administration began “Operation Ajay” to repatriate trapped citizens from Israel. As the conflict began on October 7, Air India and other airlines stopped all of their commercial flights to and from Israel. Special chartered flights will be used in this operation to transport the Indians back. The Indian Navy ships would reportedly also be sent out if the necessity arises.

MEA establishes a control room and provides hotline numbers.

For the purpose of keeping an eye on the situation in Israel and Palestine, the ministry of external affairs has established a 24-hour control room in the nation’s capital. The control room can be reached by phone at 1800118797 (toll free), +91-11 23012113, +91-11 23014104, +91-11 23017905, or via email at

Additionally, the 24-hour emergency helplines of the Indian embassy can be reached at +972-35226748 and +972-543278392, as well as via email at

Israel-Hamas conflict

On Saturday, the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its eighth day. The most recent figures indicate that since Hamas launched an extraordinary surprise onslaught on Israel on October 7, at least 3,200 people have died on both sides.

Over a million residents in the northern Gaza Strip have been told to leave and move to the south, which has caused panic among the populace. The UN estimates that thousands of people in Gaza went south after Israel gave Palestinians a 24-hour notice to leave. Earlier, the UN said that the fighting had caused the internal displacement of more than 400,000 Palestinians.

Source- Hindustan times

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