Indian Navy repatriates over 600 Indians from Iran
Indian Navy Ship Jalashwa repatriated 687 Indian nationals from Iran and arrived at the VOC Port here today. It had left Bandar Abbas in Iran on June 25.PTI | Tuticorin | Updated: 01-07-2020 14:59 IST | Created: 01-07-2020 14:45 IST
The Indian Navy on Wednesday repatriated over 600 Indians from Iran as part of the Centre's "Samudra Setu" mission to evacuate stranded Indian citizens from abroad. Indian Navy Ship Jalashwa repatriated 687 Indian nationals from Iran and arrived at the VOC Port here today.
On arrival, the evacuees were screened by the Port Health officials and their luggage was sanitized as per COVID-19 protocol. Self-declaration forms were obtained from the passengers and after completion of Immigration and Customs formalities, they were taken to their respective districts by buses.
The Indian Navy has deployed its ships 'Jalashwa' and 'Airawat' to carry stranded Indians from different parts of the world like the Maldives and Sri Lanka and has so far repatriated about 4,000 such persons, Defence sources said.