NEW DELHI: The Embassy of India in Moscow has issued a four-point guidelines for the Indian students pursuing education in institutes in Russia.
The mission has affirmed that they see no security reasons for the Indian students to depart from Russia.
The Indian Embassy is in regular contact with the institutes with respect to the safety and security of the Indian nationals, including students, the Indian mission in Moscow stated in the guidelines.
Due to harsh sanctions on Russia, including restrictions on its civilian airspace, several airlines avoid Russian airspace, a link between the East and the West, and take a circuitous route to reach their destinations.
The embassy admitted that there were “certain disruption in banking services in Russia”, but clarified that direct flights between India and Russia were still operational, and said that the students may travel back to India if they were concerned about these disruptions.
“If students have concerns regarding these aspects and would like to travel back to India, they may consider doing so,” the statement reads.
“Several academic institutes have changed their mode of operation from in-person to online class. The Indian students studying in several institutions in Russia are advised to exercise their discretion in consultation with their respective universities on the appropriate course of action regarding continuation of their academic activities without disruption,” the guidelines read.
The guidelines were issued on the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed the situation in war-hit Ukraine.
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