China plans to begin evacuating its citizens stranded in India from June 2
An Air China flight at Beijing's international airport (representational image)
China will ply flights to help its citizens stranded in India and facing difficulties to return to the mainland from June 2, as per a tentative schedule published on the website of Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on Monday. According to the official press release, the flight service could be availed by international students, tourists and temporary business-visa holders among others who have been facing a hard time in India.
The notice comes in the backdrop of a rising number of coronavirus cases in India and the ongoing face-off with troops from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Leh region.