Tuesday, May 05, 2020

India to take back its citizens stranded in Bangladesh by air

India will take back its nationals, who are stranded in Bangladesh during the ongoing shutdown enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic, by air.
The Indian government is likely to operate seven flights to Bangladesh between May 7 and 13 to bring the stranded Indian citizens back, our New Delhi correspondent reports quoting the country's official sources.

On Monday, Indian home ministry announced that it will facilitate the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad in phases from May 7, by air and sea.

The Indian government is likely to operate 64 Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express flights between May 7 and 13 to bring home around 14,800 Indians from 12 countries including Bangladesh in the first week, they said.

Apart from Bangladesh, India will operate flights to bring its citizens from the US, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait.
05/05/20 Daily Star
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