Bengali Hunt Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is launching several campaigns to bring back Indians stranded in various parts of the golf country due to the lockdown. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is running the Vande Bharat Mission and the Samudra Setu Mission to bring back Indians from abroad. Two ships of the Indian Navy left for the Maldives yesterday to complete the sea bridge operation.
The Bande Bharat campaign has been dubbed by various agencies to bring back Indians from golf countries, Malaysia, Britain and America. According to the campaign, state-run airline Air India will launch the service from May 13. The operation will bring back about 15,000 Indians from 12 countries.
According to Golf News, ‘The list of passengers rescued from abroad through the Bande Bharat Mission has been handed over to Air India. Air India will be contacted via phone and email to hand over the ticket to each passenger. Due to the lowest number of applications from Kerala, the first flight will depart for Kerala on Thursday. The operation will operate 74 Air India flights from May 7.
The Indian government is keeping a close eye on Indians stranded abroad during the epidemic. The government has instructed the navy to repatriate civilians by sea. A list is being drawn up in the Maldives of those Indians who will be brought to the country by naval ship.
The Indian Navy will begin the sea bridge expedition and repatriate the Indians in the first batch from the Maldivian capital on May 8. According to the Navy notification, in the first phase, one thousand Indians will be repatriated through INS Jalashwa and INS Magar. All of them will be unloaded at Kochi port.