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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Look at what the tweets say:
— The Hindu (@the_hindu) May 5, 2020
India has started One of the biggest evacuation Mission.
? 3 Navy ships headed towards UAE and Maldives to bring home Stranded Indians.
? Navy is using INS Jalashwa, INS Magar and INS Shardul
— Kashyap Patel ?? (@kashyap9991) May 5, 2020
Three ships sent to evacuate Indians from the Maldives and UAE: Defence Official
— B.P.Singh Rajput⚔?? (@Bhuvi87Rajput) May 5, 2020
— Rahul Athaya (@rahulathaya) May 5, 2020
@indiannavy amphibious vessels INS Jalashwa & INS Magar headed to #Maldives, INS Shardul & INS Airavat set sail to #UAE to bring back Indian stranded due to #COVID2019. INS Jalashwa to reach Maldives on May 08 and INS Magar is scheduled to reach on May 10, sources. @the_hindu
— Dinakar Peri (@dperi84) May 5, 2020