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Covid-19: Forces readying for possible evacuation of Indians from Gulf

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 28 April 2020
The armed forces are keeping some of their large warships and transport aircraft on stand-by to ensure they can swing into action if the government directs mass evacuation of Indians from the Gulf region. The 16,900-tonne INS Jalashwa can transport 800-1,000 people. For evacuating smaller numbers, IAF can deploy its C-17 Globemaster-III and IL-76 aircraft.
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