Vande Bharat Mission: India to bring back Indian nationals from Kazakhstan
A special Air India flight no. AI1950 took off yesterday from Karaganda Airport for Delhi and Jaipur evacuating 143 Indians.
Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan H.E. Mr. Prabhat Kumar said "There will be seven special flights in total from Karaganda, Almaty and Nur-Sultan evacuating around 1000 Indians under Vande Bharat Mission. The Embassy has registered around 3400 Indians for evacuation from Kazakhstan. The rest of the registered Indians will be evacuated in the next phase of the Mission. Embassy has also requested permission for charted flights from Atyrau and Nur-Sultan for evacuation of Indian workers. We thank Ministry of External Affairs of India, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Airport Authorities of Karaganda, Almaty, Atyrau and Nur-Sultan for supporting the evacuation. We also thank Ministry of Home Affairs of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation of India and Air India to make this evacuation exercise successful. We are also thankful to the local staff and Indian officers involved in the evacuation procedure."
One of the Indian medical student of Karaganda Medical University being evacuated today said "We are all Indian medical students from Karaganda Medical University and we are happy to go back to our country under Vande Bharat Mission. This evacuation has been possible because of the efforts of Indian Government, Ministry of External Affairs of India, Home Ministry of India., Health Ministry of India and the State Government. We specially thank Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi for organising Vande Bharat Mission. We also thank teachers and staff of Karaganda Medical university for making their stay safe and comfortable during the lock down period in Kazakhstan."
Second special Air India flight no.AI1949 from Karaganda evacuating another 143 Indians from Kazakhstan under second phase of Vande Bharat Mission is scheduled to depart today at 11.15 hrs. The passengers are ready to check-in Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India Press Information Bureau Air India.