Indian Navy’ begins evacuation operation of Indians from Iran

Indian Navy’ begins evacuation operation of Indians from Iran

The Indian Navy warship deployed to bring back the stranded citizens from Iran, started today its pre-embarkation preparations.

As part of the ‘Operation Samudra Setu’, which aims to bring back citizens stranded overseas amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Navy has deployed the INS Shardul warship to evacuate its citizens from Iran.

“INS Shardul is at Bandar Abbas, Iran. Pre-embarkation preparations by ship’s crew, checks, briefings followed by embarkation being progressed,” tweeted the Indian Navy.

“The Indian Naval Ship Shardul will evacuate Indian citizens from the port of Bandar Abbas, Iran, to Porbandar, Gujarat. The Indian Mission in Iran is preparing a list of Indian citizens to be evacuated and will facilitate their embarkation after the requisite medical screening,” the Indian Navy said.

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