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Libya: Evacuation Of Indians Begins


Two special Air India flights to Tripoli will operate from Saturday over the next 10 days and two Naval warships including amphibious vessel INS Jalashwa will also set sail to bring back thousands of Indian nationals stranded in Libya, reports the Qatari national news service QNA.


According to QNA, evacuation through sea will begin from Sunday with one of the chartered ships, Scotia Prince, with a capacity to accommodate 1,200 persons set to reach Benghazi port in Libya.

An estimated 18,000 Indian nationals live in Libya, reports QNA.

With the Libyan government granting landing permission for two Air India planes daily from Saturday till March 7, one aircraft each from Delhi and Mumbai will be deployed to ferry Indian nationals from Libya, the Indian daily “Hindustan Times” reported.

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