Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Nearly 1.25 lakh Indians returned from overseas under Vande Bharat Mission: Hardeep Puri

Minister of Civil Aviation of India (Representative Image)

New Delhi (ANI): Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said that nearly 1,25,000 Indians have returned from different countries under the Vande Bharat Mission.

He informed that 6,037 people returned to India from overseas on June 23. "Vande Bharat continues to be a mission of hope and happiness for stranded and distressed Indian around the world. So far, nearly 125K Indians have come back on these evacuation flights and nearly 43K have flown out of India. Today (on Tuesday) 6,37 people returned from different countries," Puri said in a tweet.

As many as 2,50,087 Indian nationals stranded abroad have been repatriated since the beginning of Vande Bharat Mission last month, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said last week.

The Vande Bharat Mission, which started from May 7 to evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to coronavirus pandemic, is in its thrid phase.

The recent phase commenced on June 11.

Under the third phase, India would have 550 flights including 191 feeder flights.(ANI)

Security forces recover arms, ammunition from J-K's Poonch

Arms and ammunition recovered from Surankote area of Poonch district on June 23, [Photo/ANI]

Poonch (ANI): Arms and ammunition were recovered from Surankote area of Poonch district on June 23, after a joint operation was conducted by the security forces.

According to the officials, one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) gun and 212 rounds were recovered in a joint search operation of the Indian Army and Special Operations Group (SOG).

On Tuesday, in a joint operation in Srinagar's Harwan, security forces had busted an active hideout loaded with armes and ammunition. (ANI)

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