Under such an arrangement, airlines from both countries can operate international flights with some restrictions. India has entered into such agreements with the US, UK, France, Germany, UAE, Qatar and Maldives since July.
Puri said on Twitter, “We are now moving forward these efforts and are negotiating with 13 more countries to set up such a system.” He said, 'These countries include Australia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Philippine, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
These countries include Australia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea & Thailand.
The ongoing negotiations will benefit stranded Indians and nationals of these countries.
– Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 18, 2020
Puri said proposals have also been made for such arrangements with neighboring countries Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan.