The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu. at an event held on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, expressed confidence that every Indian stranded in Ukraine will be brought back home safely. He added that the Government is making every effort in that direction and said that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the External Affairs Minister, Shri S. Jaishankar, had apprised him of the measures being taken to rescue Indians stranded in the war zone.
Sharing more information, he emphasised that India is adopting a calibrated approach on international developments keeping in view the country’s national interests. He urged everyone to speak in one voice to protect the country’s interests and not voice anything that will be detrimental to India.
Furthermore, he deplored the disinformation and misinformation campaign by sections of international media against Indian democracy as certain powers were unable to digest the progress and emergence of India as a powerful nation.
India always believed in peaceful coexistence with other countries, he said, and mentioned that the country was once known as “Vishwaguru” and was powerful culturally and economically. Today, India wants to become strong, stable and prosperous to help others, Naidu added, along with criticising the attempts by some forces to divide the country in the name of caste, creed, region and religion.
Meanwhile, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, also confirmed that sent relief material was sent from India to Ukraine. As per reports, the NDRF has provided material including blankets, sleeping mats, and solar study lamps etc. for the people of Ukraine, and the same was sent through a flight that left for Poland this morning and another on an Indian Air Force (IAF) flight that left for Romania this afternoon.
On the other hand, PM Modi Modi also with His Excellency Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, on March 1, 2022. Officials mentioned that the leaders reviewed the situation in Ukraine, especially in the city of Kharkiv where many Indian students are stuck and discussed the safe evacuation of the Indian nationals from the conflict areas.