new Delhi. More than 3.6 lakh Indians have returned from abroad since the government launched the ‘Vande Bharat’ campaign on May 7 in the wake of the Corona virus epidemic. This information was given by the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said that a total of 5,13,047 Indians have lodged their requests for repatriation with Indian Missions abroad and 3,64,209 people as on date, of those who have registered. Have returned under this campaign. He said that the return of Indian citizens from neighboring countries is also coming from the ground borders.
A foreign ministry spokesman said that more than 84,000 Indians had returned from ground border immigration posts from Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Srivastava said that in the first 3 phases of the ‘Vande Bharat’ mission, about 875 international flights were scheduled to operate from more than 50 countries across 5 continents. Out of these, more than 700 flights have so far reached India and about 1,50,000 Indians have returned and the remaining 175 flights under Phase 3 are expected to arrive in the coming days.
Srivastava said that Phase 4 will specifically focus on countries where there are still a large number of Indians who have registered for return and return from ships is also a part of this mission. One such withdrawal is currently underway and INS Jalashv reached Bandar Abbas Port in Iran on 24 June to bring back Indian citizens. (Language)