Special flights flown from Tripoli, Sebha
Over 2,300 Indian nationals were evacuated from Libya since Saturday. Three special Air India flights from Tripoli and one from Sebha, and Red Star One ferry helped in shifting the people.
More than 12,000 Indians — two thirds of those wanting to come home — would have been pulled out by Sunday evening, a spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry said here.
The second Boeing 747 sortie brought home another 400 passengers from Sebha to Mumbai.
Daily sorties have been scheduled to evacuate all the remaining persons from Sebha, over the next few days.
Fly Dubai will undertake further daily sorties to clear the remaining 360 passengers from Dzerba (Tunisia) from where 580 people have already returned in the last couple of days.
In the second round, MV Scotia Prince picked up all the remaining 972 of nationals from Benghazi and is headed back to Alexandria, which it is expected to reach on Monday afternoon.
These passengers will be flown back to India on four special flights (one of them IL 76) on Tuesday and Wednesday, the spokesperson said.
MV Red Star One commenced its return journey to Malta from Misurata (Libya) on Saturday evening, with 301 Indians and 29 foreign nationals, including 6 from Bangladesh.
The evacuees will be flown back to India from Malta on special Jet Air and Kingfisher flights, each carrying 140 passengers and 190 passengers respectively.