A high-level meeting of the central government was held on Sunday on the issue of Ukraine crisis. According to news agency ANI, it was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The current situation was discussed in the meeting. Top officials including External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval attended the meeting. The meeting comes at a time when Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed his country’s anti-nuclear forces to be on alert.
At the same time, the Ministry of External Affairs says that 24×7 round-the-week control centers have been set up to assist in the evacuation of Indian nationals through border crossing points with Poland, Romania, Hungary and the Slovak Republic. Earlier, PM Modi held a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Thursday.was presided. Many top officials including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval were present in this meeting.
Prime Minister Modi on Sunday said that the government is working relentlessly to bring back Indians stranded in Ukraine. India has always accorded topmost priority to the safety of the lives of its citizens. Addressing an election rally, PM Modi said that wherever there was a crisis in the world, there was no shortage on the part of the government for the safe return of Indians. We are running Operation Ganga to bring Indians from Ukraine.
The central government says that it is making continuous efforts to rescue Indians trapped in Ukraine. Prime Minister Modi himself is monitoring this campaign. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the Ministry of External Affairs has sent teams to Romania, Hungary and Poland. There is a war going on in places like Kharkiv. Therefore, it is difficult to evacuate people from there. People are constantly being evacuated from other places.
In the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Thursday, the security situation in the country was reviewed in the context of the latest situation. The meeting also discussed new economic challenges. Not only this, after the appeal of the Ukrainian ambassador, PM Modi also spoke to Russian President Putin on the phone. At present, the Government of India is trying to maintain contact with the involved parties. India is continuously appealing to all parties to maintain peace.