8503 Indians return from abroad in 43 flights under Vande Bharat Mission since May 7
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8503 Indians return from abroad in 43 flights under Vande Bharat Mission since May 7

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New Delhi, May 13: As many as 8503 Indians have been flown back to India in 43 inbound flights operated by Air India and Air India Express under Vande Bharat Mission in six days from May 7.

The Government started Vande Bharat Mission - one of the largest initiatives to repatriate nationals back to India, on May 7. Under this mission, Ministry of Civil Aviation is coordinating with Ministry of External Affairs and state Governments for bringing Indians back to their homeland.

Air India, along with its subsidiary Air India Express, is operating a total of 64 flights - 42 by Air India and 24 by AI Express - to 12 countries including the US, the UK, Bangladesh, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Philippines, UAE and Malaysia to repatriate 14,800 Indians back in the first phase.(UNI)

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