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May 26, 2020
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Phase two of Vande Bharat Mission to be expanded to bring back one lakh stranded Indians from 60 countries

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External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar today held a detailed review meeting of Vande Bharat Mission (VBM). The meet focused  on to ramp up its scale and enhance its efficiency.

In a series of tweets, Dr Jaishankar said, the meeting discussed further expanding Phase two of VBM which is currently underway.


It will target one lakh passengers from 60 countries. He said, preparations for Third Phase of the mission was discussed and  increase in entry points and expanded feeder flights are being planned. He said, Indians returning through land borders has started today.

The Minister added that arrangements being made for amnesty beneficiaries in the Gulf. He informed that Naval evacuation of Indian fishermen in Iran will happen in June.


Dr Jaishankar also said, Air India will shortly shift to direct ticketing to facilitate bookings abroad. He said, the Centre is working with State Governments for more efficient use of cumulative quarantine capacity. 

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