The government under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) has so far evacuated over 45,000 Indian nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. Phase I has been successfully completed from 7 May -16 May during which 16,716 stranded Indians returned. “We are in the Phase II of VBM from 17 May – 13 June,” according to MEA spokesperson.
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