Chants of ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ were heard loud mid-air on the first charter flight that evacuated 212 Indians from war-battered Israel.
The flight, under Operation Ajay, departed from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on Thursday evening and arrived in New Delhi in the early hours of Friday.
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The Israeli casualties surged past 1,300, while Gaza authorities have reported the deaths of over 1,500 Palestinians as the Israel-Hamas war entered its seventh day on Friday. The total death toll currently stands at around 2,800.
With inputs from agencies