Another Indian Air Force plane departed from Kabul, 85 Indians coming back safely from ‘death’


Afghanistan is now under Taliban control. Taliban fighters are deployed almost everywhere except Kabul airport. At present, the security of the airport is in the hands of American soldiers, with the help of which India is also airlifting its citizens and bringing them back home. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had recently appealed to the US Secretary of State for cooperation.

According to news agency ANI, on Saturday also a C-130J aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) evacuated 85 Indians from Kabul. ANI, citing people familiar with the developments, reported that the IAF plane landed in Tajikistan to refuel as Indian government officials are helping to evacuate Indian nationals from Kabul.

About one thousand Indians are trapped in Kabul amid the Afghan crisis

Around one thousand Indians are stranded in Kabul amid the Afghanistan crisis. The challenge before the government is to rescue about one thousand Indians trapped in Afghanistan. The Government of India is in touch with various participating parties to ensure the safety of its citizens. So far people associated with the Indian embassy have been evacuated, but a large number of Indian nationals are trapped in Afghanistan. After getting the security related clearance, the Indian Air Force aircraft will immediately leave for Kabul.

Citizens are constantly contacting the helpline number issued by the Ministry of External Affairs. The Government of India is working to remove all these. All these can be brought by Air Force aircraft. The Air Force plane has so far brought 300 civilians, most of them people associated with the embassy.

The officials reached the airport after a day’s efforts

Earlier on Monday, those who came back to India were turned back by Taliban fighters guarding Kabul’s diplomatic quarters. Later they reached the airport after intense efforts by the Indian side throughout the day. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was also involved in these efforts. On Tuesday, around 3 pm, he tweeted about his discussions with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.


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