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INS Jalashwa brings back 687 stranded Indians from Iran


Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu): India’s amphibious warship INS Jalashwa on Wednesday reached Tuticorin harbour in Tamil Nadu bringing back 687 stranded Indians from Bandar Abbas, Iran underneath Operation Samudra Setu.

Fishermen from Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari and coastal districts of Tamil Nadu had been caught in Iran because of lockdown and had requested to return to India. The Indian Navy despatched INS Jalashwa to deliver them back.

INS Jalashwa reached the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran on Wednesday, the Indian Navy stated.

On June 11, INS Shardul had introduced back 233 Indians from Iran.

Operation Samudra Setu is part of Vande Bharat Mission to deliver back residents stranded abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.



The Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu on May eight to repatriate Indian residents. INS Jalashwa and Magar have already evacuated 2,874 personnel from the Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin. On June 23, INS Airavat introduced back 198 Indians from the Maldives. (ANI)


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