A total of 88 Myanmar fishermen, who were detained in India for violating the country's law, were sent home through diplomatic channel, a media report said on Thursday.

The fishermen, who were put into custody at the Open Distress Camp in India, arrived at the Yangon International Airport on Wednesday evening from Port Blair by a chartered flight, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Myanmar fishermen were provided with aid by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and arrangements were being made to send them back homes.