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670 Fishermen from Tamil Nadu stranded in Iran for over 3 months will reach Tuticorin port in the next three days

670 fishermen who remain stranded in Iran for the past three months will be repatriated home when they reach Tuticorin port in the next few days. Be it Maldives or Iran People from Tamil Nadu are the last ones to be repatriated during the current round of Samudra Setu organized by the external affairs ministry

The state chief minister Edapady K Palaniswamy had written several letters to the central government emphasizing the   need to repatriate the fishermen on a priority basis.

The naval vessel INS Jalashwa to repatriate the last batch of fishermen from Tamil Nadu

The naval vessel INS Jalashwa has reached Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on June 24th to repatriate the last batch of fishermen from Tamil Nadu held up there for over three months. The vessel will bring back the 670 Indians stranded in Iran. Embarkation of the Indian nationals had commenced on June 25th.

The ship is expected to reach Tuticorin port at India's land's end in the next few days.

On June 11, INS Shardul had brought back the first batch of 233 Indians belonging to Gujarat from Iran.


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