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Evacuation flight carrying 1,387 Indians from Manila, Philippines lands in Mumbai

Air India evacuation flight carrying Indians, who have been stranded in the Philippines on account of coronavirus lockdown, has arrived in Mumbai, stated External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday.

“Air India flight 1387 carrying Indians from Manila, Philippines has arrived in Mumbai. Thank @airindiain, @MoCA_GoI, Bureau of Immigration& Maharashtra Govt fr support& cooperation. Commend Amb @JaideepMazumda2 & his Team @indembmanila fr the sterling effort,” Jaishankar tweeted.

The first Air India flights between India and Philippines was operated below the federal government’s Vande Bharat mission.

The authorities began operation Vande Bharat Mission to deliver again round 14,800 stranded Indians from 12 international locations on 64 AI flights.

India started phased repatriation of its residents stranded overseas throughout the coronavirus disaster from May 7.

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