26/04/2015 10:15 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Nepal Earthquake: 540 Stranded Indians Brought Home To Safety

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NEW DELHI — Four Indian airforce aircraft have returned from Kathmandu carrying 540 Indians who were stranded in Nepal. Around 10 more flights are planned for today, said Vikas Swarup, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, which is leading India's relief efforts in Nepal.

The 10 flights today will carry "personnel and relief" to Nepal said Swarup.

Meanwhile around 300 personnel from the National Disaster Relief Force have already been flown from India to assist the Nepal Army in rescue operations. More than 45 tonnes of relief and five sniffer dogs have also been sent to Kathmandu

India has set up a 24 hour control room with helpline numbers to track Indians stranded in Nepal.


State helplines for Nepal earthquake have been posted by the external affairs ministry:

West Bengal — 1070

Gujarat — 079 23251900/ 079 23251902/ 14

Maharashtra — 011- 23380326, 022-22027990

Telangana — 09650990016, 040- 23454088

Andhra Pradesh — 011-23385016

NDMA — 01126701728/ 29

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