How India carefully timed Afghan evacuation amid Taliban takeover
NEW DELHI: Did India withdraw from Afghanistan at the time? Should it have evacuated its people earlier, or should it have waited out for longer?
Contingency planning for this eventuality began almost six months ago, according to sources involved in the exercise. After the Doha agreement and more particularly, after the Taliban began their unannounced offensive early this year, the planners within the Indian go nment figured a time would come soon when New Delhi would have to take a call on whether to stay or leave Afghanistan.
“We prioritised the security of our offi als on the ground as our paramount concern,” said sources who did not want to be named.
While taking the decision to either withdraw or downsize the Indian mission in Afghanistan, the go nment was conscious of the message it would be sending to Afghans.
India has built a different relationship with Afghans over the past two decades and enjoys a very different profile in that country. As foreign minister S Jaishankar informed the UNSC, before the Taliban took over, India had development projects in all 34 provinces. So the benchmarks for India would be very different from the parameters followed by the western countries.
Two concerns dogged the Indians — first, the lack of a contiguous border meant that all plans for evacuation would have to be more elaborate and taken with a whole-of-go nment approach, and second, India did not have a security footprint in Afghanistan. “We did not want to be the first to leave,” sources said. India wanted to be among the last to leave — which would only be if the situation became untenable and a security threat.
Whole World fed up of this Cult. They just cannot live in Peace and let others. They are Curse for Entire Humanity. Every Country including Hindustan having this problem. They already have 51 Sunni Mus m countries , 7 Shia Mus m countries, yet Entering Europe and Hindustan in Large numbers to cause Demographic Imbnce
This is a precise MITIGATION plan! Contingency plan is one which is planned after disaster...more applies to what US is currently doing!
Hail India n Hail Indian diplomat Brains behind this...
Womens not even second grade citizen but live as per the wish of taliban. God save the country
Patriots are expected to believe this without a single question.
Sarada P Sntaray
Why and what for they were waiting so long? We know prevention is better than cure. Did not we know Talibans are coming?
Yes, none of the other countries have shown this vision and timing. Only India has evacuated amidst heavy bombing by the enemy.
This is simply self appreciation nothing else. Everybody knew if not today tomorow Taliban will run over so what is so special about the planning?
Thank you Indian Go nment. We trust your intentions and your judgment and that's the same reason why you have been ed . Good job.
Fake news if this is to be believed why there is still indians in Afghanistan still we are at tban mercy no need to glorifying our intelligence and foreign policy is failed again our billions are at stake deal issue diplomatically
laughable ... as they could airlift only 200 till now...
Still feel that the world failed grossly in its intelligence in Afghanistan. Poor brains at the top failed misreably and hence this mad rush to flea the country.
John The Rice Bag
The National games must be renamed Indian Olympics where only Indians only play and all the Gold, Silver and Bronze are wondering by Indians
YUGANDHAR REDDY NALABOLU
Root cause is Pakistan. World must take action on Pakistan. Pakistan should be in black list
all nonsense, planning 6 months ago? no planning for lockdown, no planning for demonitisation, no planning for oxygen after first wave, no planning for rollout of GST.
FAKE STORES PUBLISHED TO MAKE MODY LOOK LIKE HINDU SUPERHERO...
Again Feku team has started praising their Maters
60 hindus and shikhs shifted to afghanistan safe place for india evacuation
If India had a plan B then by now they would been talking to Taliban via back channels.
India has always helped Afghanistan. It may appear that all is lost. But in the long run truth and humanity will win.
Fake news taliban are escorting Indians to safety