Phase 5 of Vande Bharat Mission to start from August 1

TNN Bureau. Updated: 7/31/2020 11:31:24 AM National

JULY 31: Phase Five of the Vande Bharat Mission is scheduled to start from the first of August. A total of 792 flights which include 692 international flights and 100 domestic flights have been scheduled under this phase to repatriate Indians from 23 countries.

These include GCC countries, US, Cananda, UK, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Israel, and Kyrgyzstan.

Briefing media this evening, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, these flights would cater to 21 different airports in India and repatriate a total of one lakh thirty thousand Indians stranded abroad. A total of 8 lakh 78 thousand 921 Indian nationals have returned till yesterday so far under the Mission. Of these, one lakh 7 thousand 452 Indians have returned from Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Pakistan and Bangladesh through land borders.

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