Its home sweet home for stranded Indians in Egypt


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Cairo, Jan 31: The land of the pharaohs and pyramids is in turmoil and with the conflict reaching alarming levels, the large number of Indians stranded in airport will be breathing a sigh of relief as they will head home following a thoughtful initiative by the Indian government.

The chartered Air India flight carrying the stranded Indians in Egypt will head home on Jan 31. They will land in Mumbai some time in the afternoon today (Jan 31). 300 Indians are home-bound and arrangements have been made by the government to make the exit from Egypt as smooth as possible. The contingent involves students, businessmen and working professionals.

"We have already provisioned all passengers at the Cairo airport and I am told 300-odd family members of the Indian embassy are ready to board the flight. Another 300 Tata Group workers and their family members are waiting to be evacuated," said Abhay Pathak, Air India's Regional manager (Gulf, West Asia and Africa).

Read: Embassy making arrangements to airlift Indians from Egypt

The External Affairs Ministry have done everything in their capacity to take control over the situation.

“We are taking steps to bring back people who want to come back to India. We have advised Indians to avoid non essential travel to Egypt. We are closely monitoring the situation in Egypt. It"s an internal matter of Egypt, a country with which we have cordial relations," SM Krishna, Foreign Affairs Minister was quoted as saying.

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