in written answer to a question in Lok Sabhastate Minister foreign affairs V muralitharan He said that the Center is taking up the matter of return of Indian students with the Chinese authorities.
Muraleedharan said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar took up the issue with his Chinese counterpart wang yi During their meetings on 25 March and 7 July.
“The Chinese side has recently expressed its willingness to consider facilitating the return of a limited number of Indian students on a need-based test basis,” he said.
Accordingly, the Indian Embassy in Beijing issued a press release on April 29 seeking details of the students who intend to return to China to continue their studies, the minister said.
“A list of all such students desirous of returning to China has been provided to the Chinese side for their consideration. The two sides are currently interacting with each other to work out further modalities to facilitate the return of Indian medical students to China. in touch with.” Muraleedharan said.
He said the government would continue to pursue the matter with the Chinese authorities.
The minister said the Chinese embassy had issued a notice last month, updating its visa policy for Indian nationals.
He said that as per the notice, China will start accepting visa applications from foreign nationals visiting the country to return to work and their accompanying family members.
for a specific question whether foreign Ministry (MEA) is in discussions with Hungary, Russia and other countries to accept Indian medical students who returned from Ukraine after the conflict, the minister replied in the affirmative.
“Yes. Ministry of External Affairs is in touch with various countries regarding continuation of medical education for Indian students who have returned from Ukraine,” he said.
Also, Muraleedharan said that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is the nodal ministry for medical education.
“This issue will also need to be viewed in the context of the existing guidelines. national medical commission On migration between universities in different countries,” he said.