Saturday, September 25, 2021
HomeNews ReportsAfghanistan: Indian ambassador in Kabul n his staff to be evacuated, MEA says all...

Afghanistan: Indian ambassador in Kabul n his staff to be evacuated, MEA says all Indians will be brought back in a day or two

"We'll facilitate repatriation to India of those who wish to leave Afghanistan. There are also a number of Afghans who've been our partners in the promotion of our mutual developmental, educational & people to people endeavours. We will stand by them," Bagchi added.

As the situation in Afghanistan continues to get grim, several Indians in Afghanistan wanting to be repatriated back to the country are said to be in a secure area. In a recent update by the ANI, the Indians will be brought back home safely in a day or two.

The Indian government has reiterated the assurance to evacuate those Indians who wish to leave Afghanistan. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “Ministry of External Affairs has set up a Special Afghanistan Cell to coordinate repatriation and other requests from Afghanistan.” 

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi has just informed that the Indian ambassador in Kabul and his staff members will be brought back to India too.

This was after the evacuation of Indians from Afghanistan was halted after the commercial flights from Hamid Karzai International Airport were suspended. 

“We’ll facilitate repatriation to India of those who wish to leave Afghanistan. There are also a number of Afghans who’ve been our partners in the promotion of our mutual developmental, educational & people to people endeavours. We will stand by them,” Bagchi added.

45 Indians, including the embassy staff posted in Afghanistan, were brought back to New Delhi on Monday in a C-17 evacuation flight. As per reports, over 200 Indians, including some 100 personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, awaited evacuation from India’s Kabul mission. 

It is notable here that after commercial flights were halted Indian Air Force had deployed two heavy-lift airplanes to evacuate stranded Indians.

Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan

The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday assured that it was monitoring the situation “on a constant basis at high levels” and said it is “in constant touch with the representatives of Afghan Sikh and Hindu communities”.

“The Government will take all steps to ensure the safety and security of Indian nationals and our interests in Afghanistan,” guaranteed MEA spokesperson. 

Manjinder Singh Sirsa of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said that about 320 Sikh and Hindus have taken shelter at a Gurdwara in Kabul.

Fall of Kabul

After a month-long offensive against the Afghan army, terrorists associated with the Islamist outfit Taliban finally reached the gates of Kabul on Sunday (August 15). After entering the capital city, a Taliban delegation made their way to the presidential palace and urged President Ashraf Ghani to surrender to avoid bloodshed.

 

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Recently Popular

- Advertisement -

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
578,681FollowersFollow
25,000SubscribersSubscribe