Over 475,000 Indians returned house under Vande Bharat Mission: MEA

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Over 475,000 Indians have returned to India from overseas after the govt launched the Vande Bharat Mission on May 7 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of External Affairs stated on Thursday.

The Vande Bharat Mission entered its fourth section from Thursday onwards.

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Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated, “As on July 1, against total number of 5,83,109 individuals who registered their requests with our missions overseas for repatriation to India, over 4,75,000 have returned under this mission.”

This number consists of more than 90,000 Indians who’ve returned by way of land border immigration checkpoints from Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, he stated.

The record of flights that can be a part of the fourth section of the mission can be found on the ministry’s web site and are being up to date repeatedly, Srivastava stated.

“Under Phase-IV of the Vande Bharat Mission, we can be working more than 500 flights. This consists of each Air India and personal carriers who’re ramping up their operations in a giant means,” he stated.

Asked in regards to the H1-B visa situation, the MEA spokesperson stated, “The individuals to individuals linkages and the commerce and financial cooperation, particularly in the automation and innovation sectors, is a vital dimension of the US-india partnership.”

“It is on this context that we now have taken up this situation with the US side and we stay engaged with them,” Srivastava stated.

On June 23, in an enormous blow to Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market, the Trump administration suspended the H-1B visas together with different kinds of overseas work visas till the end of 2020 to guard American workers in an important election yr.

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