The first Vande Bharat flight to China was operated on 20th of June. Last month, China allowed entry of certain categories of foreigners which enabled Indian employees of multinational companies to return to China. However, China has not yet cleared the decks for entry of foreign students to China. Over 23,000 Indian students are waiting for their return to China.
The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said, as on 10th of September, 13.74 lakh Indians from across the globe have been repatriated through different modes of the Vande Bharat Mission including Air India, private and foreign carriers, chartered flights, naval ships and land border crossings