A particular repatriation flight by the Indian Air Drive, carrying 168 passengers from Kabul — together with 107 Indians — landed close to Delhi Sunday morning. One other group of 87 Indians and two Nepalese nationals, who had been flown in an IAF plane to the Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe from Kabul on Saturday, arrived in Delhi this morning, information company PTI reported.
Individually, a gaggle of 135 Indians, who had been earlier evacuated from Kabul to Doha in the previous few days by the US and NATO plane, additionally returned to India. It’s discovered that the Indians evacuated to Doha from Kabul had been staff of various international firms that had been working in Afghanistan, PTI added.
Sources mentioned the departures were delayed owing to “logistics points” at Kabul airport Saturday — it’s nonetheless underneath the management of US forces. There may be chaos outdoors the airport with the Taliban controlling the entry factors.
Exterior Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi posted photos of the evacuation efforts on Twitter. Bagchi posted particulars of the evacuation efforts by Air India and IndiGo flights. He additionally posted a brief video clip the place the evacuees might be seen chanting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”, including extra evacuation flights will observe.
The first two evacuation flights, operated with IAF C-17 plane, flew out round 200 individuals — over 40 final Monday, and round 150 individuals, together with Indian diplomats, officers, safety personnel and a few stranded Indian nationals, Tuesday. These missions had been accomplished with US support.
Following the 2 evacuation flights, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned the main target now will likely be to make sure the secure return of all Indian nationals from Kabul. The MEA mentioned the speedy precedence for the federal government is to acquire correct details about all Indian nationals presently in Afghanistan. It has additionally requested Indians and their employers to urgently share particulars with the particular Afghanistan cell.
In response to a tough estimate, the variety of Indians stranded in Afghanistan could also be round 400 and India is taking a look at methods to evacuate them by coordinating with the US and different pleasant nations.