Air India's flight from Dhaka brings back 129 stranded Indians

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 09, 2020, 03.37 PM(IST)

Second Air India flight carrying 323 Indians and 7 Maldives citizens, that took off from Wuhan landed at Delhi airport, earlier today. Photograph:( ANI )

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More than 100 Indians brought back from Dhaka.

Air India's flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh has landed in Delhi. The flight has brought back 129 passengers who were stranded in Dhaka.

India commenced its biggest evacuation operation on Thursday. The repatriation operation has been started by government of India with Air India to bring back Indian nationals stranded abroad.

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The main focus of the Vande Bharat operation is to bring back Indians from the Gulf countries, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Muscat, Bahrain, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, the US and the UK.

People stranded in Russia, Germany, Thailand, France, Spain, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan will also be repatriated next week.

First two flights landed in Kerala on Thursday night and brought back more than 550 Indians. Third Air India AI381 flight from Singapore also landed in Delhi around 12pm on Friday. This was followed by a flight from Dhaka, Riyadh and Manama.

Till now, three days after bookings opened, a total of 67,833 requests have been registered for repatriation. The operation is supposed to continue for one more week.

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