IAF's C-17 Globemaster to evacuate stranded Indians from Iran tonight; to depart from Hindon airbase at 8 pm

About 2,000 Indians are living in Iran, a country that has witnessed increasing numbers of coronavirus cases in the last few days

Press Trust of India March 09, 2020 19:26:09 IST
IAF's C-17 Globemaster to evacuate stranded Indians from Iran tonight; to depart from Hindon airbase at 8 pm
  • IAF transport aircraft will be sent to Iran on Monday night to bring back Indians stranded in the coronavirus-hit nation

  • C-17 Globemaster military aircraft is expected to depart from the Hindon airbase around 8 pm

  • About 2,000 Indians are living in Iran, a country that has witnessed increasing numbers of coronavirus cases in the last few days

New Delhi: An Indian Air Force (IAF) transport aircraft will be sent to Iran on Monday night to bring back Indians stranded in the coronavirus-hit nation, official sources said.

IAFs C17 Globemaster to evacuate stranded Indians from Iran tonight to depart from Hindon airbase at 8 pm

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The C-17 Globemaster military aircraft is expected to depart from the Hindon airbase around 8 pm, they said.

About 2,000 Indians are living in Iran, a country that has witnessed increasing numbers of coronavirus cases in the last few days.

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Three days ago, a Mahan airline plane had brought swab samples of 300 Indians from Iran to India.

The Union Health Ministry was initially considering setting up a laboratory in Iran to test Indians living in the country for coronavirus. However, the plan was shelved due to logistical issues.

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