Saturday, April 25, 2020

Afghan students airlifted from IGI

Greater Noida: As many as 41 Afghan students stranded in Greater Noida’s Sharda University were sent back to their country along with over a hundred others in a special flight of Ariana Afghan Airlines on Saturday. The move came after the Afghan government decided to airlift its citizens who were stranded in India amid the lockdown.
Ashok Daryani, the director of the international division of Sharda University told TOI that the ministry of external affairs told the university officials on Friday to facilitate the movement of students after the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan sent them a request for the same.
“The letter sent to us informed that at least 171 people of Afghan origin have been found stranded in Noida, Delhi and Punjab, and the Afghan government has arranged a relief aircraft to airlift them back to their country,” he said, adding that the flight took off around 5.30pm on Saturday.
The Varsity official said the students were accommodated in cars to the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport.
25/04/20 Times of India
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