Thursday, August 27, 2020

Over 12 Lakh Indians Have Returned From Abroad Under Vande Bharat Mission: MEA

 Over 12 lakh Indians have returned from abroad after the government launched the Vande Bharat Mission on May 7.
"Phase 5 of this mission will be completed on August 31," said Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.
In this phase, around 900 international flights have been operated from 22 different countries reaching 23 airports across India, he said at an online media briefing.

"As on August 26, more than 12 lakh Indians stranded abroad have been repatriated by different modes under the Vande Bharat Mission," added Srivastava.

Noting that phase six of the mission is scheduled to begin on September 1, he said based on an assessment of demand by Indian missions and posts abroad, flights are being scheduled by Air India group and private carriers.

Bubble arrangements with different countries will continue as per schedule in the next phase too, he added.
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