58 Indians Evacuated From Iran, More To Come, says Foreign Minister

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New Delhi, March 10: Fifty-eight Indians have been evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran in the first batch brought back to the country, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said .

“First batch of 58 Indian pilgrims being brought back from #Iran. IAF C-17 taken off from Tehran and expected to land soon in Hindon,” Foreign Minister S Jaishankar wrote.

In another tweet, he thanked the embassy officials and medical staff for their efforts in ensuring the evacuation. “Thanks to the efforts of our Embassy @India_in_Iran and Indian medical team there, operating under challenging conditions. Thank you @IAF_MCC. Appreciate cooperation of Iranian authorities. We are working on the return of other Indians stranded there,” Mr Jaishankar wrote.

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