Indian nationals arrive at Dubai International Airport as the first wave of the Hail India evacuation gets under way. Photo: AFP Indian nationals arrive at Dubai International Airport as the first wave of the Hail India evacuation gets under way. Photo: AFP
Indian nationals arrive at Dubai International Airport as the first wave of the Hail India evacuation gets under way. Photo: AFP

India’s massive repatriation effort from 12 countries begins with scramble to get on flights

  • From the Gulf states to Singapore, Air India planes and naval ships will bring 15,000 non-resident Indians home as part of the Vande Bharat mission
  • But frustrations at the slow pace of the exercise, and the costs of return and quarantine to evacuees are mounting

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Indian nationals arrive at Dubai International Airport as the first wave of the Hail India evacuation gets under way. Photo: AFP Indian nationals arrive at Dubai International Airport as the first wave of the Hail India evacuation gets under way. Photo: AFP
Indian nationals arrive at Dubai International Airport as the first wave of the Hail India evacuation gets under way. Photo: AFP
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