Phase 6 of Vande Bharat Mission to begin on Sept 1: MEA
New Delhi/IBNS: The Phase 6 of Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate Indians stranded abroad during the coronavirus pandemic will begin from September 1, the Ministry of External Affairs informed on Thursday.
"Phase 6 of VBM is scheduled to begin on 1 September 2020. Based on an assessment of demand by our Missions/Posts abroad, flights are being scheduled by Air India Group and private carriers," MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said during a virtual media briefing.
He informed that bubble arrangements with different countries will continue as per schedule in the next phase too.
As on Aug 26, more than 12 lakh Indians stranded abroad have been repatriated by different modes under VBM, said Srivastava.
Phase 5 of this mission will be completed on Aug 31.
"In this phase, around 900 international flights have been operated from 22 different countries reaching 23 airports across India," he added.