Indian Air Force's C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft to leave for Iran today to bring back Indians citizens stuck there amid coronavirus outbreak, news agency ANI reported quoting government sources. The C-17 Globemaster military aircraft is expected to depart from the Hindon airbase around 8 pm.
About 2,000 Indians are living in Iran, a country that has witnessed increasing numbers of coronavirus cases in the last few days.
Three days ago, a Mahan airline plane had brought swab samples of 300 Indians from Iran to India.
The Union Health Ministry was initially considering setting up a laboratory in Iran to test Indians living in the country for coronavirus. However, the plan was shelved due to logistical issues.
(With ANI and PTI inputs)