– globalbihari bureau
Antananarivo (Madagascar): 85 Indian citizens living and working in Madagascar boarded a special chartered flight to return to India on Wednesday. They belonged to different states of India and had been living and working in the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar since many years.
Madagascar has about 20,000 persons of Indian origin living there while the total number of Indian citizens is about 2500, who are mostly engaged in trading, manufacturing and other businesses.
Ambassador Abhay Kumar went on-board the special chartered aircraft along with Second Secretary Mani Agarwal and wished them all the passengers a very safe journey back home to India.
Madagascar has about 1300 COVID positive cases and has had 10 deaths so far. The pandemic situation seems to be under control, the Indian Embassy said.
Madagascar is going to celebrate its 60th Independence Day this month on 26th June which would be a low key affair without any foreign participation because of the prevailing pandemic situation globally.