NEW DELHI: Another flight carrying 286 passengers, including 18 Nepalese nationals, arrived at the Delhi airport from Tel Aviv. This the fifth flight to be operated as part of the government’s operation Ajay, aimed at assisting Indians who wish to return from Israel, where a conflict with the militant group Hamas has intensified.
External affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a post on social media platform X that 286 passengers, including 18 Nepalese nationals, arrived on board the fifth flight under Operation Ajay.
The ministry shared pictures of the passengers being welcomed at the airport by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan.
The SpiceJet aircraft A340 had faced a technical issue after landing at Tel Aviv on Sunday and the plane was taken to Jordan to fix the problem.
After fixing the issue, the plane returned with people from Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
It is notable that the aircraft was originally scheduled to return to the national capital on Monday morning.
According to the Kerala government, there were 22 people from the state among the passengers who arrived in the flight.
(With inputs from agencies)

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