A total of 23.41 lakh Indians have been repatriated through different modes of the Vande Bharat Mission. Briefing media virtually last evening, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, Phase 8 of Vande Bharat Mission has been made operational since the first of this month.
Speaking about the Vande Bharat Mission, the MEA Spokesperson said that the Indian government started Phase 8 of the mission, and about eighty thousand Indian nationals have been repatriated through 436 international flights from 22 countries in the first 10 days of the month.
The Vande Bharat Mission, which was started on May 7 amid the peak of COVID-19 to repatriate the Indians stranded in different parts of the world, has brought back a total of 23.41 lakh Indians from across the world. In the last month, over 1,057 international flights have been operated from 24 nations, reaching 22 airports across India and repatriating an estimated 1,95,000 people.
Under Phase 8, National Carrier Air India will operate repatriation flights between India and Addis Ababa, Adelaide, Cairo, Colombo, Kuwait, Muscat, Nairobi, Rangoon, Rome, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sydney, and Wuhan.
VANDE BHARAT MISSION PHASE 7 FLIGHTS
- Air India Full Flight Schedule For VBM Phase 7
- Air India Air Bubble Flights Under VBM Phase 7
- Air India Express Country-wise Flight Schedule For VBM Phase 7
As per the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), 8,832 repatriation flights were operated by the Air India Group under the Vande Bharat Mission till November 11, carrying over 11.33 lakh passengers. Of these, 4,414 were inbound flights carrying 7,10,247 passengers and 4,418 were outbound flights with 4,23,579 fliers.