Death of an Indian student in the Ukraine war
Indian student killed in Russian shelling
The deceased student was a resident of Karnataka
Kharkiv: An Indian student from Karnataka was killed in a shootout in the war-torn Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday morning. This is the first case of an Indian being killed in the ongoing war in Ukraine since the Russian invasion. The Foreign Ministry tweeted, “With deep sorrow we confirm that an Indian student was killed in a shootout in Kharkiv this morning.” The ministry said it was in touch with the student’s family. “We express our deepest condolences to the family,” it said.
In this regard, an official said that the student was a resident of Chalgeri in Haveri district of Karnataka. Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority Commissioner Dr. Manoj Rajan said that Naveen Shekharappa Gyangaudar, a native of Chalgeri in Haveri district, was killed in the firing. Many Indians are still stranded in Kharkiv, where Russia has launched a major military offensive. The Foreign Ministry said the Foreign Secretary was talking to the ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine in which he would reiterate India’s demand for an “immediate safe passage” for Indian nationals still trapped in conflict zones in Kharkiv and other cities. It said, “Similar action is being taken by our ambassadors to Russia and Ukraine.
Fierce fighting is taking place in the city of Kharkiv between Ukrainian troops and Russian troops. The deteriorating situation in Kharkiv is a matter of grave concern and the safety of Indian citizens in that city is a top priority for the government, official sources said. He said India had already raised the issue with Russian and Ukrainian embassies of Kharkiv and other cities in conflict with the need for safe passage for Indian nationals, including students.
In this regard, a source said, “Since the beginning of the conflict on February 24, this demand has been repeated from Russia and Ukraine. Is. ” Sources said that the Indian government has been preparing to evacuate the Indians for some time now. An Indian team has been deployed in the Russian city of Belgorod, near the Ukrainian border. “Therefore, it is imperative that Russia and Ukraine respond immediately to our need for a safe passage,” he said.