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OPERATION AJAY

WHY IN NEWS ?

  • Recently, India launched Operation Ajay to bring back Indians from Israel.

MORE ABOUT THE NEWS:

  • Israel has declared war against Hamas and set up a war cabinet.
  • Hamas said it is ready for a long-drawn conflict.
  • The Israeli authorities said more than 1,200 people, including 155 soldiers, have been killed in Israel, while the Palestinian side put the death toll in Gaza at 950.
  • India being a strategic partner of Israel condemned the Hamas attack and PM Modi expressed solidarity with Israel.
  • As soon as the conflict broke out, the external affairs minister alerted Indians in Israel to exercise caution.
  • The ministry came up with a helpline number and on the 5th day of the conflict, India launched Operation Ajay.
  • There are around 18,000 Indian citizens in Israel, including 1,000 students

ABOUT OPERATION AJAY :

  • Operation Ajay is not technically an evacuation operation.
  • It is an operation to repatriate its citizens from Israel.
  • Special charter flights and other arrangements being put in place to help Indians to return to the country safely.
  • Indians in Israel who wish to return will be facilitated in this operation.
  • There are around 18,000 Indians in Israel including students, professionals and traders.

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