India gears up for Vande Bharat, Samudra Setu missions: Everything you need to know

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News:Government of India is launching Vande Bharat Mission and Operation Samudra Setu to bring back Indian nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Facts:

Vande Bharat Mission:It is a multi-agency mission that will see the operation of 64 flights to bring back Indian nationals from Gulf countries, US, UK among other nations.Once completed, it may turn out to be the largest evacuation operation since the 1990 airlift of 1.7 lakh people from Kuwait.

Operation Samudra Setu(Sea Bridge):It is an operation of Indian Navy to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas.Indian Naval Ships (INS) Jalashwa and Magar are presently en route to Maldives to commence evacuation operations as part of Phase-1.