First batch of Indian students stranded at home will arrive “very soon”: China

First batch of Indian students stranded at home will arrive “very soon”: China

Over 23,000 Indian students have returned home. (Representative)

Beijing:

China on Tuesday said it has started the process of returning Indian students stranded back home due to COVID-19 visa restrictions here and the first batch may arrive soon, prompting thousands of students to rejoin their colleges. Hope is up. this country.

“We are working intensively for the return of foreign students to China and the process for the return of Indian students has begun,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a media briefing here. Visa policy soon for all foreign students.

“We are confident that we will see the return of the first batch of Indian students very soon and we will continue this with relevant work while ensuring protection against COVID,” Wang said.

Asked what is the stage of processing the list of Indian students willing to return, provided by the Embassy of India here, he said the relevant information would be released soon. China is currently processing a list of hundreds of Indian students wishing to return to the country to rejoin their colleges.

Over 23,000 Indian students, most of whom are studying medicine, have reportedly returned home due to COVID visa restrictions.

India has submitted a list of several hundred students after China asked for the names of those willing to return to their studies immediately.

In recent weeks some students from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Russia and several other countries arrived on chartered flights.

China is also allowing flights from different countries but till now the work of opening flights between the two countries has not been done. Flights between India and China, which were halted two years ago at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, remain suspended.

Officials say the two countries are in talks to resume limited flights.

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