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Vande Bharat Phase II: MEA ropes in private airlines, opens land borders

The MEA spokesperson said as of today, 45,216 Indians have returned. These include 8,069 migrant workers, 7,656 students and 5,107 professionals

Passengers onboard the Singapore-Mumbai flight, Vande Bharat Mission
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Passengers onboard the Singapore-Mumbai flight, which landed on Monday. So far, around 4,000 Indians have been brought back under the Vande Bharat Mission. Photo: Twitter

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India has a target to bring back 100,000 passengers from 60 countries by the end of Phase II of Vande Bharat Mission, said Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday. It said preparations for the third phase are well underway.

"Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) is in full swing. Phase I has been successfully completed from 7 May -16 May during which 16,716 stranded Indians returned. We are in Phase II of VBM from 17 May - 13 June," said MEA spokesperson.

The MEA spokesperson said as of today, 45,216 Indians have returned. These include 8,069 migrant workers, 7,656 students and 5,107 professionals.

"About 5000

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First Published: May 29 2020 | 11:40 AM IST

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