11 Lakh Indians Evacuated Under Vande Bharat Mission: Ministry Of External Affairs

At present, phase 5 of the mission is underway, and is expected to repatriate more than 1,30,000 Indians stranded abroad.

India   |   19 Aug 2020 1:14 PM GMT
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11 Lakh Indians Evacuated Under Vande Bharat Mission: Ministry Of External Affairs

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About 11 lakh stranded Indians have returned from abroad through 'Vande Bharat Mission' evacuation mission since it's launch on May 7 amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Ministry of External Affairs announced on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava and Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri took to twitter to inform about crossing the 10 lakh (One million) mark. The images showed countries from where the Indians were evacuated.

"Driven by the aspirations of our people, the mission continues to facilitate repatriation and outbound travel of stranded and distressed citizens," Puri tweeted.

At present, phase 5 of the mission is underway and is expected to repatriate more than 1,30,000 Indians stranded abroad.

Earlier, Puri had informed about the negotiations that India is carrying out with 13 countries including Australia, Italy and Japan to establish bilateral air bubble arrangements for flight operations.

The arrangement helps airlines to operate international flights with certain restrictions. As of now, India has established air bubbles arrangements with the US, UK, France, Germany, UAE, Qatar, and the Maldives.

The negotiations are underway with Australia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.

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