More AI flights to evacuate Indians from Libya: Vayalar Ravi

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Kochi, Feb 27 (PTI) Air India will send more flights totrouble-torn Libya to evacuate stranded Indians, CivilAviation Minister Vayalar Ravi said today.

Two AI flights have already landed with Indians from Libyaand more flights would be deployed as per need, he toldreporters on the sidelines of a function here.

Efforts were also being made to bring those wanting to beevacuated through ships to Alexandria in Egypt and then to airlift them, he said.

There were about 18,000 Indians in Libya, he said.

In situations where Indians need help, it was Air Indiawhich was providing assistance, he said.

Starting last night, two Air India flights have brought back528 Indians from Libya as India launched the evacuationexercise.

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