New Delhi [India], March 1: One Indian student has lost his life in Kharkiv this morning because of shelling in the area, said MEA in a statement.
Taking to Twitter, the Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi shared the information and expressed condolences to the family.
"With profound sorrow, we confirm that an Indian student 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," he wrote in the tweet.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a high-level meeting on Monday evening over the Ukraine crisis, said the entire government machinery is working round the clock to ensure that all Indians there are safe and secure, informed Bagchi. This was the second high-level meeting chaired by the Prime Minister during the day over the prevailing situation in Ukraine.
Government sources on Monday said the 'Special Envoys' including Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju, and Gen (Retd) VK Singh, will travel to neighbouring countries of Ukraine to coordinate evacuations of stranded Indians amid ongoing Russian military operations.
On February 24, the Prime Minister chaired a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting in New Delhi on the Ukraine crisis.
The union government has launched "Operation Ganga" to bring back stranded students and Indian citizens from the conflict-torn Ukraine. (ANI)