Following the COVID-19 lockdown, Indian navy is sending its naval ships, Jalashwa and Magar to the Port of Malè, Maldives so as to repatriate Indian citizens which are stranded oversea due to the pandemic.
Specifically, the evacuation plan called “operation Samudra Setu” will bring back 1.000 Indians stranded on the island nation after the coronavirus outbreak.
For the records, the two navy vessels will begin their repatration operations from 8 May, starting from Maldives, as part of the plan’s phase 1.
Following the phase 2, two other ships are expected to set sail for United Arab Emirates.
Concluding, the Indian navy along with the Air India further plan to operate 64 flights from May 7 until May 13 in order to bring back around 15.000 Indian citizen stranded in 12 countries including Middle East, UK, US, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Banglades.