The Government of India has rescued and taken back 165 of its citizens stranded in Nepal as a result of the lockdown imposed to quell the spread of the Corona Virus. The stranded Indian citizens were taken to India through a chartered aircraft (A320) of India’s national flag carrier Air India from Kathmandu, said Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport.
The aircraft was chartered by Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. This is the first time that India rescued and took back its citizens to India since lockdown was imposed in Nepal on March 24. Nepal suspended international flights from March 22 over coronavirus outbreaks.
However, international flights have taken place several times since international flights were suspended in Nepal. A total of 71 international flights for the purpose of rescue and cargo transportation took place from and to TIA since then, according to TIA.
Source: National News Agency