No Air India flights, IAF begins to evacuate stranded Indians
NEW DELHI: Describing the security situation in Kabul as having deteriorated significantly, and one changing rapidly, the Centre on Monday said it would stand by Afghans, who had been India’s partners in the promotion of “mutual developmental, educational and people-to-people endeavours”.
The statement is important kee in mind a spurt in the number of Afghans queuing up in the past few weeks for Indian visas, fearing the worst from a vengeful Taliban, and is in addition to India’s promise to look out for Hindu and Sikh minorities who might want to seek refuge here.
While the Centre didn’t confirm the number of Indians in Afghanistan citing security reasons, it is believed there were still a few hundred Indian nationals, other than security personnel, in Kabul till Monday evening.
India deployed two IAF heavy-lift military aircraft on Sunday night to evacuate its nationals. The first C-17 Globemaster-III aircraft landed at Kabul at 11 pm on Sunday, picked up some passengers, including diplomatic staff, and then returned to India on Monday morning. The second C-17 was likely to land in Delhi late on Monday night, with sources saying more such sorties are being planned. Both the external affairs and defence ministries, however, were tight-lipped about the evacuation plans, apparently because of security reasons.
The go nment said in a statement it’s in touch with Indian nationals who wish to return and also representatives of Afghan Sikh and Hindu communities. “We will facilitate repatriation to India of those who wish to leave Afghanistan,’’ said the foreign ministry.
India's wait and watch policy has been a boon. No need for either friendship or enmity with Taliban. Since there is no business interests, maintain working relationship from a distance.
Absolutely...afghanistan, pakistan etc were part of Bharat and are beautiful....but we absolutely dont want their current ji di population. Let them fight amongst themselves...they are not humans.
A friend in need is a friend indeed! India and Modi will not abandon you Afghan friends bracing enormous difficulties
Afghanistan is back to " skull island " again
Unlike 90s, India should not leave the embassy. We must maintain the working relationship with Taliban as they are our neighbors
Why stupid indians waited so long
e we don't want coward Afghans in our country, only our own people.
India must work in future towards spreading hinduism by any means, starting from its closest enemy neighbours. Money and force to be used simultaneously.
but why? What about the other re gions
A nation based on single re gion are most difficult ones to prosper ..you can take examples of Pakistan and Afghanistan itself ...
Taliban army are just Pak army units dressed in a different attire.
Taliban are also "students" from Pakistan madrassas.
Pakistan needs to be sanctioned for invading a neighbouring country.
talibans are not to be trusted at any time. they will side with Pak and rake up issues.
MEA has been doing commendable job during recent years
Rightly said, our citizens plus those locals who helped run our mission in Afghanistan deserve immediate assistance and must be home as soon as possible.
The crux of the problem in Afghanistan is RELIGION and the Taliban take direct inspiration from verses of their holy book which is the 2nd largest re gion in the world which has appromately 1.6 billion followers. That the Taliban are being applauded for this violent takeover by many in the community worldwide shows the extent of radicalization, that 90% Afghans support a conservative form of re gion alongwith harsh punishment exclusion of minorities and ill treatment of women
Corrupt congress kutra
US ions were rigged. Liberands their media Twitter cheated people of America.
And the joke is the UNSC telling the Taliban not to support Is mic te rorm in other countries !!!
Russia china pak afghanistan is big power now india stands nowhere unless better ties with taliban
Modi govt is afraid of every international war..... And hence all policies in India will go ag inst Indians only....
India never leaves its people behind!
They will not repeat past mistakes
I am sure with Is mic rule Afghanistan will turn into a paradise !!