Hoping for his son’s return in 48 hours, Madhava said Indian officials at the border were taking care of Indians and making arrangements to bring them home at the earliest.
Of them, 32 were brought back home in five flights that landed in Delhi, Mumbai, says Task Force chief MT Krishna Babu
The students who reached the border point on Saturday pleaded for help to put an end to their ordeal and the uncertainty over their evacuation.
The agency said that the Russian troops unleashed artillery barrage as part of an attack backed by Belarus.
Russian Dy Foreign Minister reaffirmed that Moscow has no intentions of invading Ukraine as the West fears, but said that receiving Western security guarantees is the categoric imperative for Moscow.
Russia, the United States and its NATO allies are meeting for negotiations focused on Moscow's demand for Western security guarantees and concerns about buildup of Russian troops near Ukraine.
Joe Biden advised Putin that the upcoming talks could only work if the Russian leader “deescalated, not escalated, the situation” in the days ahead.
U.S. intelligence officials say Russia has moved 70,000 troops toward Ukraine's border and is preparing for a possible invasion early next year.
Ahead of his virtual meeting with Putin, Biden also spoke with the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Britain on Dec 6.
The diplomatic coordination on Ukraine comes on the eve of a long-awaited videoconference between US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the subject.
The two have a daunting list of other differences to air, from Russia's harsh treatment of dissidents to the presence of ransomware hackers on Russian soil to its support for Syria's repressive regime
That includes the so-called nuclear option: blocking Russia from the Belgium-based SWIFT system of financial payments that moves money among thousands of banks around the world.
NATO has been discussing how react to a military build-up by Moscow close to Ukraine's border amid fears from Western nations that Russian President Vladimir Putin could be planning an incursion.