Vande Bharat operation: 177 Indians brought back from Kuwait

WION Web Team
Kochi Published: May 09, 2020, 11:00 PM(IST)

Indians brought back from Kuwait Photograph:( ANI )

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The flight brought back 177 Indian nationals and 4 infants who were stranded in Kuwait.

Air India's Kuwait flight has landed in Kochi around 11pm on Saturday under Indian government's Vande Bharat mission. 

The flight brought back 177 Indian nationals and 4 infants who were stranded in Kuwait.

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

Vande Bharat and Operation Samudra Setu is India's biggest repatriation operation. Air India and Indian Navy have started flight and naval ships, respectively, to bring back indian nationals who have been stranded abroad due to the global pandemic.

Air India commenced its biggest evacuation operation on Thursday, and will continue for another week. Till now, a total of 67,833 requests have been registered for repatriation.

Another flight from Doha is expected to land in Kochi tonight.

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As a part of 'Operation Samudra Setu', Western Fleet Ships mission deployed in the Indian Ocean Region and INS Jalashwa have also set sail from Maldives and will be bringing back thousands of Indians back to their country.

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