Three Indian naval ships are sent to bring back stranded Indian citizens back from the UAE and Maldives on Tuesday, 5th May 2020.

Three naval ships of the Indian Navy have sailed out to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in Maldives and United Arab Emirates(UAE) on Tuesday, 5th May 2020. The three ships used as warships namely INS Jalashwa deployed off Mumbai coast, INS Magar diverted to the Maldives and INS Shardul diverted to Dubai. The Indian naval ships are expected to return back to Kochi after bringing back the grounded Indian citizens. This is under the Narendra Modi government’s plan of massive evacuation for people stuck in neighbouring countries in the Gulf, Europe, and US. India has also sent out 30 aircraft of the Indian Air Force on standby to various countries for evacuation.

As reported by The Print, “Indian embassies in the countries concerned have already started making a list of those stranded — including several thousands who have lost their jobs, or with expired work permits — due to travel restrictions and lockdowns imposed around the world to contain the spread of Covid-19.

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