Vastavam web: Over 29,000 Indian nationals were repatriated from Bahrain to India through VandeBharatMission, which is now in its seventh Phase, said Indian Embassy in Bahrain. This milestone achievement reached with the taking off of the mission’s 100th flight carrying 120 passengers on Sunday. Norbu Negi, Second secretary of the India Embassy, Bahrain, was there at the airport to see off the passengers of the 100th flight from Bahrain to India.
This is in addition to the over 5,000 Indian Nationals who were flown back through the ‘Air Bubble” arrangement between India and Bahrain signed earlier in September. The deal allows airlines of both countries to operate international passenger flights with certain restrictions. Bahraini and Indian nationals holding a valid visa can make use of the opportunity. Till date, Vande Bharat Mission or VBM has arranged over 992,000 chartered flights to bring back more than 1,686,000 nationals to India.