The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi launched the “India@75” celebrations in the UAE on Tuesday while paying homage to the freedom fighters of India on the occasion of India’s ‘Martyrs Day’.
The embassy in a circular said that anyone who wishes to renew his or her permit must visit the mission on working hours. It also said that the authorities in India must have issued the permit for the concerned person.
The blast occurred shortly after 5pm (local time), while Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were participating in a military ceremony a kilometre away. The site of the blast was quickly cordoned off by police.
The Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi has revealed that 203,660 Indian citizens in the UAE are wishing to travel back to India under COVID-19 circumstances.
Those were among who earlier registered on the website provided by the two embassies to return their homeland out of a total of 450,000 Indians and 80,000 Pakistanis.
The embassy said, “Please note that UAE will issue no objection letter to travel in some humanitarian cases only that meet all conditions and requirements.”
Briefing the media on the progress of Phase IV of the mission, known as "Vande Bharat," Srivastava said the additional flights will from GCC countries, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK, Europe, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine.
So far the group has arranged about a dozen flights to various Indian cities including Gaya, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jaipur and Kolkata. Latest flight was operated on Saturday to Gaya in Bihar.
The mission will remain open during all holidays, including Friday and Saturday, from 8:00am to 10:00am to address emergency requirements of the general public.