GoI launches ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ exercise to bring Indians from abroad

The Government of India has launched its biggest-ever evacuation exercises named the “Vande Bharat Mission”. In this exercise, the government bring back nearly 15,000 Indian nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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Under the mission, to be undertaken in a phased manner, the government will operate 64 flights from 07 May till May 13, 2020, to repatriate its citizens from 12 countries. The 64 flights will include 10 flights from the UAE, 2 from Qatar, 5 from Saudi Arabia, 7 from the UK, 5 from Singapore, 7 from the United States, 5 from the Philippines, 7 from Bangladesh, 2 from Bahrain, 7 from Malaysia, 5 from Kuwait and 2 flights from Oman.

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