In hopeful news for international students stranded in India, Northern Territory’s Charles Darwin University has told SBS Punjabi that it is currently working on plans to organise a charter flight to bring back Indian international students.

Following the success of its initial pilot that facilitated the return of 63 international students to Darwin, CDU is now holding discussions to organise further flights in the first six months of next year – one of which is expected to bring back students stranded in India.


  • Charles Darwin University plans to arrange charter flight from India to fly back international students
  • CDU has already welcomed 63 students from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, and Indonesia
  • More than 6,600 currently-enrolled international students are stranded in India

In a statement to SBS Punjabi, a CDU spokesperson said the university has many overseas students in India and they are keen to have them studying back on-campus in early 2021.

“Following the success of our first pilot flight on Monday, CDU is working with the Northern Territory and Australian governments to arrange further flights in 2021,” said the CDU spokesperson.

Article courtesy of SBS Punjabi

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