19.40 lakh Indians repatriated through Vande Bharat Mission: MEA
New Delhi/IBNS: As on Thursday, 19.40 lakh of Indian nationals have been repatriated through different mode of Vande Bharat Mission, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.
Phase 7 of VBM has been operational since Oct 1, 2020.
Of the 1050 international flights scheduled under this phase, 690 flights have already been operated from 20 countries, reaching 22 airports across the country and repatriating an estimated 1,30,000 persons.
"Our Missions continue to proactively work with the respective local governments to facilitate the movement of Indians stranded in those countries," MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in a statement.