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Indian student dies in shelling in Ukraine’s Kharkiv, MEA in touch with family

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Indian government confirm that an Indian student The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said it was in touch with the student’s family. “With profound sorrow lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in touch with his family. We convey our deepest condolences to the family,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.

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A student identified as a Shekharappa Gyanagoudar from Karnataka.

News of the student’s death came within an hour of the Indian embassy in Ukraine asking its citizens to urgently leave capital Kyiv.  Preferably by available trains or through any other means available (sic),” a statement from the embassy read.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the Indian Air Force to join the evacuation efforts under Operation Ganga, even as as special flights of Air India are being run to bring back the citizens.

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