12 special flights to reach India on Day 6 of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’


NEW DELHI: A total of 12 special evacuation flights from across the globe will bring home stranded Indians on the sixth day of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ on Tuesday.

The special flights include Air India flight from Manila to Ahmedabad, London to Hyderabad, Newark-Mumbai-Ahmedabad, AI flight from Singapore to Delhi, AI flight from Dhaka to Srinagar, Dammam to Kochi, Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai, Manila to Delhi, Muscat to Chennai, Dubai to Kannur, Dubai to Mangalore and Singapore-Bengaluru-Kochi.

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Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, India is conducting ‘Vande Bharat’ Mission — its biggest ever repatriation exercise since independence — to bring back stranded Indians from abroad, including from the US, the UAE and the UK.

On the fifth day of Vande Bharat Mission, as many as 1,667 Indian nationals were repatriated from different countries in eight special flights.