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Vande Bharat Mission: More Than 2.50 Lakh Indian Nationals Evacuated From Overseas

Mumbai: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday that under India’s repatriation exercise ‘Vande Bharat Mission’, 2,50,087 Indians nationals have been brought back to the country.

MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava while briefing the media online said that twenty-one per cent of the repatriated is migrant workers.

“As of today, under the Vande Bharat Mission, 2,50,087 Indians have returned. 21 per cent of these returnees are migrant workers. More than 75,000 Indians have returned from land border immigration checkpoint from Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh,” he said.

Started on May 7, Vande Bharat mission is in its third phase. In the third phase, 550 flights would be flown by India including 191 feeder flights.

“Phase three of Vande Bharat Mission started on June 11. The updated flight schedule is available on our website. In this phase, we would have 550 flights including 191 feeder flights. We would be covering 41 countries and operating from 55 international airports and 27 domestic ones,” Srivastava said.

Over 4.5 Lakh Indians have registered in the mission across the globe for repatriation to India.

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