One of the largest repatriation missions that have been in progress was by the Indian government, which calls their effort Vande Bharat.
Air India is scheduled to operate 495 chartered flights to and from various countries in the third phase, which began on June 10 and it will end on July 4.
MoCA added the government is examining requests from concerned authorities asking that their airlines be allowed to operate the repatriation flights in a similar manner to Air India.
The news was confirmed by Air India through a tweet.
Last week, UAE residents who were stranded in India were told to expect flights to the emirates in the coming weeks.
The flights will bring back the Indians between July 1 and 15 from Bahrain, UAE, Oman, Singapore and Malaysia.
It said that the Indian government has imposed restrictions that prevent U.S. air carriers from making full use of charter rights. However, global passenger flight service in India has been suspended since 23 March due to Coronavirus infection.
The United States government has taken the stance that due to the ability of Indian airlines to perform charter services but USA airlines are banned from doing so is creating a competitive imbalance between the two countries and therefore a violation of service agreements. The tickets for these flights can be booked only on the official Air India website. Recently the French government forced an Air India repatriation flight from bringing passengers into France citing the lopsided policy of the Indian government. If anyone wants to fly from India to Dubai as part of the Vande Bharat Mission, then they have to take the approval of the Embassy of UAE in New Delhi.
The High Commission of India has also facilitated a few other chartered flights to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in Bangladesh in the wake of Corona pandemic and subsequent disruption of global travel. Worldwide flight companies had been suspended on 23 March because of Corona virus epidemic in India.