It was a moment of relief when we learnt the news that the flight with the 46 Indian nurses have taken off safely from Erbil airport in Iraq and they are going straight to Kochi in Kerala.
The Indian Government have used their political connections and handled the situation well. Imagine the difficulty in negotiating between two groups that are at war with each other, and then making sure we sneak in one of our planes into their airport and take off with the people who are stranded. It is quite easier to do a rescue operation using force like the way the US does most of the time (if they want to), but it is extremely difficult to do so without using force. Kudos to the team that made it happen.
Positive events like these are rare in India and we should appreciate the fact that some people went out of their way to make sure this is done right. (I know in many parts of the world, but in India it is rare).
No matter what the differences are between political parties, we should make use of such good events to congratulate the ones in the Government who made it happen.
Thank you, Indian Government, for making this happen.