INS Jalashwa arrives at Kerala’s Kochi Harbour after evacuating 698 Indian nationals from Maldives’ Male. 19 pregnant women are among the 698 Indian nationals. The Navy warship started the journey from Male on May 8. The repatriation process is a part of Navy's Operation Samudra Setu. Watch the...
The 127 Indian nationals who arrived at Cochin International Airport, from Bahrain by a special Gulf Air flight have been quarantined at a School for Naval Airmen (SFNA). The deportees were brought from airport by special KSRTC buses under the aegis of district administration and handed over to naval authorities at naval base, Kochi. As per the directives of Government of India, the deportees were to be initially quarantined in a Military base - at Kochi Naval Base, where they would be regularly monitored by trained naval health professionals. After the mandatory 14 days quarantine period, the deportees would be handed over to care of state agencies for their further transfer to their home stations. The Navy's quarantine facility at Kochi with a 200 bed capacity was set up on March 20 and has been serving as a transit quarantine camp for naval personnel returning to Kochi for duty after leave. The camp is being managed by trained naval doctors and personnel from the Southern Naval Command. The stranded Indian nationals across globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.
India's amphibious warship Indian Navy Ship (INS) Jalashwa, which has been deployed to bring back the stranded citizens from Iran under Operation Samudra Setu, has departed from Bandar Abbas port on June 25 with 687 Indians aboard for Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. INS Jalashwa reached the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran on June 24. On June 11, INS Shardul had brought back 233 Indians from Iran. Operation Samudra Setu is a part of Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded citizens overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu on May 08 to repatriate Indian citizens. INS Jalashwa and Magar have already evacuated 2,874 personnel from Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin. On June 23, INS Airavat brought back 198 Indians from Maldives.
Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat carrying 198 Indian citizens, who were stranded in Maldives, arrived in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi on June 23. All the passengers were screened and their luggage was disinfected, upon arrival. The third phase of Operation 'Samudra Setu' initiative was started by the Centre and Indian Navy to bring back citizens stranded overseas amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat left Port of Male in Maldives for Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu) after embarkation of 198 Indian citizens. 5th round of operation Samudra Setu for evacuation of Indians from Maldives is underway. Operation was launched in May to repatriate stranded citizens amid coronavirus situation.
Indian Naval Ship Shardul on June 11 safely docked at the harbour in Gujarat's Porbandar bringing back 233 stranded Indians from Iran. Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian nationals stuck abroad. The operation commenced on May 08. Indian Navy evacuated 2,874 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka by INS Jalashwa and INS Magar so far.
INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indian nationals from Male, Maldives arrived at Thoothukudi harbour in Tamil Nadu on June 07. With this, INS Jalashwa alone has repatriated around 2700 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka. INS Jalashwa is a transport dock which is currently in service with the Indian Navy.
India has launched the world's biggest ever repatriation exercise to bring back Indians stranded across the globe. While Air India is carrying out the Vande Bharat mission, the Indian Navy has launched..
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