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Air force plane brings back first batch of 58 Indian pilgrims standard in coronavirus hit Iran today

Newdelhi:10/3/20:The first batch of 58 Indian pilgrims from Tehran, Iran landed at the Indian Air Force Station at Hindon in Ghaziabad this morning. The passengers are being screened by medical experts. They were brought by C-17 Globemaster military aircraft from the Corona virus-hit Iran.

External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar thanked Indian Embassy in Iran for their efforts and the Indian medical team there, for operating under challenging conditions and also the Indian Air Force and also appreciated the Iranian authorities for their cooperation.

The Minister also said that the government is working on the return of other Indians stranded in Iran.

Earlier, talking to AIR News exclusively, Indian Air Force Wing Commander Karan Kapoor said that a team of 14 officials with four medical staff was sent there last night for the mission.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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