Media Center Media Center

QUESTION NO.1369 EVACUATIONS UNDER VANDE BHARAT MISSION

September 22, 2020

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1369
TO BE ANSWERED ON 22.09.2020

EVACUATIONS UNDER VANDE BHARAT MISSION

1369. SHRI MAHESH PODDAR:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the total number and the country-wise breakup of Indian citizens evacuated and repatriated under the Vande Bharat Mission since it commenced in May 2020;

(b)what steps Government is taking to facilitate further repatriations from foreign countries;

(c) the State-Wise breakup of repatriated Indian citizens; and

(d) whether Government intends to ensure that facilities will be provided for its citizens to go back to the countries where they were employed or otherwise?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) Under the Vande Bharat Mission, more than 14,47,481 stranded Indian nationals have been repatriated to India till 16 September 2020. A country-wise list of repatriated Indian nationals is attached at Annex IPDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site..

(b) The Government of India continues to facilitate further repatriation of Indians desiring to return to India. Since Phase 6 of the Vande Bharat Mission is ongoing with more flights added, including chartered flights and under bilateral Air Bubble agreements with various countries, it is possible for Indian nationals to return at their convenience.

(c) A state-wise list of arrival of Indian nationals under the Vande Bharat Mission is attached at Annex IIPDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site..

(d) Indian nationals wishing to return to their country of employment or residence have been doing so under the Vande Bharat flights, as per the regulations of the receiving country. With greater frequency of flights and the possibility of making online booking, the return of Indians to those countries has significantly increased.

***

Comments
Comments

Post A Comment

  • Name *
    E-mail *
  • Write Your Comment *
  • Verification Code * Verification Code


Parliament Q & A