New Delhi: Amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Indian Embassy in Russia has issued guidelines for Indian students studying in the country.
The embassy said it had received messages from Indian students at Russian universities asking for advice on continuing their stay in the country.
“The Embassy would like to reassure all students that at this time we see no security reason for them to leave,” the guidelines read.
“The Embassy is in regular contact with relevant authorities regarding the safety and security of Indian nationals, including students,” the guidelines added.
The guidelines further indicate that some disruption of banking services in Russia and direct flight connectivity from Russia to India is however taking place.
“If students have any concerns regarding these aspects and wish to return to India, they may consider doing so,” the guidelines added.
Regarding university programs, the embassy said it has been informed by a number of universities that they have already switched to online distance learning mode.
“Students are advised to exercise their discretion in consultation with their respective universities on the appropriate course of action regarding the continuation of their academic activities without interruption,” the guidelines added.
Earlier this morning, another group of students returned to India under ‘Operation Ganga’ and reunited with family and friends.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur greeted the students at New Delhi airport.
“Welcome Home! Another group of students returned via #OperationGanga this morning and will be reunited with their families and friends. We remain committed to the safety of every Indian citizen in Ukraine,” Thakur tweeted..