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May 06, 2020
7:33PM

Indian Navy launches operation 'Samudra Setu' to evacuate stranded Indians

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In one of the largest evacuation exercise of its kind, Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate stranded Indian citizens from overseas. Navy Ships INS Jalashwa and Magar have been sent to Male in Maldives to start the mega evacuation operations.

Talking to exclusively to All India Radio News, India's High Commissioner to Maldives Sanjay Sudhir said that elaborate arrangements have been made for the evacuation of Indian citizens. He said, the evacuation will begin from 8th of May and about two thousand stranded people are expected to be evacuated. He said, INS Jalashwa will reach tomorrow in the afternoon and will depart from Male on 8th of this month.

The evacuated personnel will be disembarked at Kochi, Kerala and entrusted to the care of state authorities

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