The evacuation of one thousand Indians from the Indian Ocean island of
Maldives will commence on May 8th as two naval vessels INS Jalashwa and INS
Magar have reached the island.
The evacuated personnel will reach Kochi and then handed over to agencies
of various states, said the navy. The navy said operation is being carried out
with the cooperation of various central ministries and state governments.
All people will be
given basic amenities and medical care during the voyage
The Navy sent another ship, INS Shardul, to the United Arab Emirates. The
navy said all people will be given basic amenities and medical care during the
“A total of 1,000 persons are planned to be evacuated during the phase one.
All Covid-19 protocols will be in place during the voyage,” said a Navy
More than 70 per
cent of evacuees are from Kerala.
According to initial reports, more than 70 per cent of evacuees are from
Kerala. Teachers and medical personnel from the state are most sought after in
the island natio