Wednesday, June 10, 2020

200 stranded Indian nationals repatriated from Maldives

A total of 200 Indian nationals were repatriated from Maldives today through its national carrier Maldivian. The first Maldivian flight carried 118 Indian nationals to Trivandrum while another flight departed for Chennai from Male international airport, carrying 82 Indian nationals. The repatriation was carried out in coordination with the Indian High Commission in Male. With this evacuation, around three thousand people have been brought back from Maldives since the mission Vande bharat began.

Indian navy ships INS Jalashwa has ferried thrice while INS Magar made a maiden voyage carrying over two thousand people as part of Samudra setu program. Two Air India flights were arranged last month while another three flights will be operating later this month. Indian high commission is also helping in arranging chartered flights for companies and individual groups.  Maldives has over twenty thousand Indian nationals and over five thousand have registered to return in wake of the COVID crisis.
10/06/20 All India Radio
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