Over 10 lakh Indians have returned from overseas after the federal government launched the “Vande Bharat” evacuation mission on Could 7 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) mentioned on Tuesday.
MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava tweeted, “Vande Bharat Mission crosses the 1 million mark!”.
“We proceed our efforts with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of House Affairs and Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare to carry our nationals house,” he tweeted.
Mr Srivastava additionally tagged Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri’s tweet on Monday stating that just about a million stranded Indians have returned via numerous modes underneath Vande Bharat Mission and greater than 1,30,000 have flown to numerous international locations.
“Pushed by the aspirations of our individuals, the mission continues to facilitate repatriation and outbound journey of stranded and distressed residents,” he had mentioned.
Presently part 5 of the mission is underway.
This part is anticipated to repatriate greater than 1,30,000 Indians stranded overseas.