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The first batch of stranded Indian students returning home will arrive “very soon”: China

First batch of stranded Indian students coming home 'very soon': China

More than 23,000 stranded Indian students returned home.

Beijing:

China on Tuesday said it had begun the process of returning Indian students stranded there due to COVID-19 visa restrictions and that the first batch could come soon, raising hopes for Thousands of students are waiting to rejoin their universities. this country.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a press conference here when asked about social media posts by some Chinese diplomats about the new opening of the visa policy for all students. foreign members soon.

“We believe we will soon see the return of the first batch of Indian students and we will continue to pursue it with related work while ensuring safety against COVID,” said Wang.

When asked about the process of processing the list provided by the Embassy of India here of Indian students wishing to return, he said relevant information will be released soon. China is currently processing a list of hundreds of Indian students who want to return home to re-enter their universities.

More than 23,000 Indian students, mainly studying medicine, are believed to be stranded back home due to COVID visa restrictions.

India has submitted a list of hundreds of students after China searched for the names of those who wanted to return immediately to pursue their studies.

Several students from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Russia and several other countries have arrived on charter flights in recent weeks.

China is also allowing flights from different countries but has yet to complete the opening of flights between the two countries. Flights between India and China that were halted at the height of the coronavirus pandemic two years ago remain suspended.

Officials said the two countries were in talks to restore limited flights.

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