149 flights including feeder flights will bring back Indians from 31 countries

The second phase of Vande Bharat Mission will be launched from May 16 to 22. It will bring back Indians from 31 countries. 149 flights including feeder flights will be deployed, news agency ANI reported quoting sources.

Out of the 149 flights, 13 flights will come from the US, 11 from the UAE, 10 from Canada, nine each from Saudi Arabia and the UK, eight each from Malaysia and Oman, seven each from Kazakhstan and Australia.

Six flights each will come from Ukraine, Qatar, Indonesia and Russia, five from the Philippines, four each from France, Singapore, Ireland and Kyrgyzstan, three each from Kuwait and Japan, two each from Georgia, Germany, Tajikistan, Bahrain and Armenia, and one each from Thailand, Italy, Nepal, Belarus, Nigeria, and Bangladesh.

India began phased repatriation of its citizens stranded abroad from May 7.

Meanwhile, as part of the biggest ever off- shore evacuation drive of Indian citizens under the Vande Bharat Mission, an Air India flight carrying 331 people stuck in the UK, landed at the international airport in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

As many as 288 people stranded in the USA and UAE arrived at the international airport on board two Air India flights in Hyderabad on Monday.

Also 171 people arrived in Chennai from Kuwait on Sunday in an Air India flight and were accommodated in three separate premises.

Courtesy: India TV