New Delhi/IBNS: As on Thursday, 20.55 lakh Indians have been repatriated through different modes of the Vande Bharat Mission viz. Air India, private and foreign carriers, chartered flights, naval ships and land border crossings, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.
"Under Phase 7 of VBM, operational since Oct 1, 1057 international flights would have been operated by the end of this month, from 24countries, reaching 22 airports across the country and repatriating an estimated 1,95,000 persons," the MEA said in a statement.
These include flights from among the 18 countries with which India has a bilateral ‘air bubble’ arrangement in place.
"The air bubble arrangement has been working satisfactorily adding to the capacity. We have started our internal preparations for the next phase," the MEA statement said.