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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised the Indian diaspora in the Gulf region and said that it was an honour for the 'Vande Bharat Mission' to serve them in such a sensitive time as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phase nine of the Vande Bharat Mission has been made operational since January 1, said the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday adding that more than 44.7 lakh people have been repatriated from this mission.
Over 1.8 lakh passengers have flown within the country on October 18, taking the total count of domestic fliers to 1.39 crore since May 25 amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Monday.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, an air bubble arrangement is now in place for flights between India and Ukraine under the Vande Bharat Mission, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday.
On the occasion of the IFS Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended greetings to all the Indian Foreign Service officers, stating that their work towards serving the nation and furthering national interests globally are commendable.
The seventh phase of Vande Bharat mission was operationalised on Thursday and 820 international flights have been scheduled from 19 countries under this phase during the course of this month.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri informed on Thursday that domestic civil aviation operations continue on a steady growth trajectory towards pre-COVID numbers.
Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that as many as 14.6 lakh Indians who were stranded due to COVID-19 restrictions have been repatriated so far under the Vande Bharat Mission.
Indian government has given priority to countries in the Gulf region for scheduling repatriation flights to bring back the stranded workers under the Vande Bharat Mission, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday.
Amid the Vande Bharat Mission, airfare was paid from the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) only in the extreme distress cases, said Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Thursday.