The fifth flight from war-torn Israel landed in Delhi

The plane was supposed to return to the national capital on Monday morning, but it had a mechanical fault upon landing in Tel Aviv on Sunday and was diverted to Jordan to be repaired.

Operation Ajay: The fifth flight arranged by the Indian government to rescue Indian as well as Nepalese nationals landed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport in the wee hours on Wednesday. The SpiceJet flight carried 286 passengers, including 18 Nepalese nationals.

This is the second SpiceJet flight to be operated under the government’s Operation Ajay to facilitate the return of Indians who wish to come back from Israel where an intense conflict is going on with the militant group Hamas.

In a post on social media platform X, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that 286 passengers, including 18 Nepalese nationals, arrived on board the fifth flight under Operation Ajay. He also shared pictures of the passengers being welcomed at the airport by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan. The flight departed from the war-torn country on Tuesday. 

L Murugan is the Director of Information and Broadcasting. The plane took out from the war-torn country on Tuesday.

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