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First special business flight with over 100 Indian traders lands in China

Direct commercial flights between the two countries remain suspended from March, 2020. Thousands of Indians including a large number of students are waiting to return to China to resume work and academics or rejoin families

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A special flight with 107 Indian traders had landed in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou on Tuesday, carrying people who were stuck in India since 2020, because of restrictions imposed by Beijing on international travel to contain the Corona virus.

It was the largest group of Indians to have landed in China in a single flight after special flights between the two countries - under the Vande Bharat scheme which aimed to facilitate the return of stranded Indian nationals abroad in a phased manner, suspended in November, 2020.

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