Vande Bharat Mission: Flight with 289 Indians departs from Toronto

DN Bureau

A special flight under Vande Bharat Mission departed from Toronto with 289 stranded Indians on Thursday.

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Toronto: A special flight under Vande Bharat Mission departed from Toronto with 289 stranded Indians on Thursday.

 

"Flight #5 from Toronto under the #VandeBharatMission took off today to #Delhi with 289 passengers at 1215 hrs," India in Toronto tweeted.

Also Read: Vande Bharat Mission- More than 50,000 Indians already evacuated, says Civil Aviation Minister

'Vande Bharat' mission is a Government of India's initiative to bring home Indian nationals stranded in various parts of the world due to restrictions over air travel to contain COVID-19 spread.

A total of 1,65,375 people have returned, including 29,034 migrant workers under Vande Bharat Mission, said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Thursday.

The exercise began on May 7 with a second phase commencing on May 16. The third phase of the exercise began on June 11 and continue till June 30. (ANI)

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