INS Jalashwa on its third mission to bring stranded Indians from Sri Lanka amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The INS Jalashwa took to the seas for the third time under the Samudra Setu project since the announcement of the national lockdown to bring back 700 stranded Indians from Sri Lanka. Previously, it carried 1400 Indians from Maldivas back to the country. The mission was launched with the Indian Navy along with the Vande Bharat project to assist citizens abroad looking to return after travel restrictions were imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most people returning from Sri Lanka are likely to be from Tamil Nadu. Following this, the navy will launch missions to the Gulf Countries and West Asia to bring back Indian citizens from there as well. The project was launched to provide relief to stranded Indians by the forces.

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