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More AI flights to evacuate Indians from Libya: Vayalar Ravi

india Updated: Feb 27, 2011 14:40 IST

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Air India will send more flights to trouble-torn Libya to evacuate stranded Indians, civil aviation minister Vayalar Ravi said on Monday.

Two AI flights have already landed with Indians from Libya and more flights would be deployed as per need, he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

Efforts were also being made to bring those wanting to be evacuated through ships to Alexandria in Egypt and then to air lift them, he said.

There were about 18,000 Indians in Libya, he said.

In situations where Indians need help, it was Air India which was providing assistance, he said.

Starting last night, two Air India flights have brought back 528 Indians from Libya as India launched the evacuation exercise.