The Indian ambassador to Afghanistan and round 120 of his employees members are being introduced again to India on Tuesday from Kabul by a C-17 heavy-lift plane of the IAF as a part of an emergency evacuation in view of the prevailing state of affairs within the Afghan capital after its take over by the Taliban, individuals conversant in the event mentioned.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned that it was determined that the ambassador and his Indian employees will transfer to India instantly in view of the prevailing circumstances.
“In view of the prevailing circumstances, it has been decided that our Ambassador in Kabul and his Indian staff will move to India immediately,” Bagchi tweeted.
An Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 heavy-lift transport plane introduced again some personnel from Afghanistan on Monday and Tuesday’s flight is the second evacuation flight.
The individuals cited above mentioned Indian staffers on the embassy are being introduced again on board the second evacuation flight.
Hours after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan, the Taliban took management of Kabul on Sunday night capturing energy 20 years after a US-led army invasion ousted it within the aftermath of the 9/11 assaults.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned India is monitoring the state of affairs in Kabul repeatedly.
“Monitoring the situation in Kabul continuously. Understand the anxiety of those seeking to return to India. Airport operations are the main challenge. Discussions on with partners in that regard,” he tweeted earlier.
Jaishankar, who’s in New York on a four-day go to, mentioned he mentioned the most recent developments in Afghanistan with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“Discussed latest developments in Afghanistan with @SecBlinken. Underlined the urgency of restoring airport operations in Kabul. Deeply appreciate the American efforts underway in this regard,” he mentioned.
“Significant UN Security Council discussions today on developments in Afghanistan. Expressed the concerns of the international community. Expect to discuss these during my engagements at the UN,” the External Affairs Minister added.
In one other tweet, he mentioned the federal government is in fixed contact with the Sikh and Hindu group leaders in Kabul, including their welfare will get its precedence consideration.
“Given the Kabul situation, important we have accurate information about Indians there. Urge that this be provided by all concerned to the MEA Special Afghanistan Cell,” he mentioned.