How 4 from Dehradun dodged Taliban men to reach Delhi
DEHRADUN: As Deepak Kumar left for work on the morning of August 13, he didn’t think it would be the last time he saw his home in Kabul or that his quest to reach India would take him halfway across the globe on a journey spanning 13,000 kilometres.
But a few hours later, Kumar found himself, along with 50 Indians, on a bus to the airport, clutching a document — that would act as a ticket of sorts — to Dubai.
The Taliban was advancing towards Kabul, but not many had anticipated the swiftness with which the country’s capital would fall. Kumar’s employer, the British Embassy, however, had made advance preparations.
As Kumar reached office on August 13, he and his colleagues were handed “tickets” for a British cargo plane that was to leave Kabul in the next few hours and told to quickly board a bus to the airport.
“For most of us, there was no time to think or to go pack. So we took the bus. As we passed the city, we could hear explosions. We didn’t know whether we would make it to the airport alive. Some Talibani men opened fire on our bus. Luckily, the vehicle was bulletproof,” said Kumar, a retired Armyman who worked in the security team of the embassy.
Kumar was accompanied by his colleagues, Ajay Thapa, Puran Thapa and Prem Kumar — all of them resi nts of Dehradun. “On the way to the airport, we saw hordes of Afghans trying to stop our bus. They were pleading with us to take them along, many of them were women. I have never felt so helpless,” said Ajay.
与库马尔同行的是他的同事Ajay Thapa、Puran Thapa和Prem Kumar，他们都是德拉敦的居民。Ajay说：“在去机场的路上，我们看到成群的阿富汗人试图拦下我们的巴士。他们恳求我们带走他们，其中很多是女性。我从未感到如此无助。”
The group managed to safely reach the airport which had been cordoned off by the US military. “We waited at the airport for several hours until we were able to board a British cargo plane which took off for Dubai at 3.30am. From Dubai, we took a flight to Heathrow Airport (London) and then reached Delhi on a commercial flight, landing on the morning of August 18,” said Ajay. The total flight distance they covered was 13,000 kilometres.
“We barely slept throughout and managed with whatever little food was available. But we survived and reached home to our families. That is all that matters,” said Kumar.
Please send all Indian sickulars, fake intellectuals, liberandos, pissfuls to Afghanistan.... they yearn for a tolerant country that can accept their whims and fancies.
World anyways will pay a price for being mute to the atrocities on Afghans. Let me remind you that world isn't getting safer and we are soon going to witness something big ahead. Yes China and Russia are not going to be effected
Send WB Murkhntri to service the Taliban happily.
Even they won't welcome her.
Thanks to British Govt for taking care of its Indian staff.
there are many talibanis in Assam mostly in the peaceful community areas, govt should send back all the talibanis to Afghan.
That’s the power of Modi govt. The whole world is ready to co-operate with India.
Indian Mus ms are feeling relax and fre m in India. They are grateful that they born in India.
Every Indian is proud to be a part and parcel of its nation regardless of their re gion.
All those leaders,’Buddhijeevies’,Is mic tyrants who so openly take sides with Talibans and anti national forces should be send to Afganisthan to preach secularism.Rahul,Sidhu,Mta,Owaisi are direct entrants to this sions .
Rahul Gandhi is the most perfect person to be our PM in 2024. jai ho
Taliban Sympathizers in India should be sent to Kabul in empty plane to stay there just three days and then let them struggle to return to India....
you give up your re gion first
If all non Talibanis escape who will the Talibanis persecute and kill ?? They will become jobless !!
The greatest danger to humanity is the Talibani mindset that doesn't believe in the other and uses barbaric violence as a valid strategy to be appreciated by the majority silent followers.
Its the incompetence of US goverment to do the handover properly resulted in the chaos ans loss of lives Biden is the most weakest presi nt in recent times
Its just a change of rulers. No need to run out of Afghanistan. Theres no program of racial hatred as Hitler had ag inst Jews. Why cant they wear burqas or Taliban dress and lead normal lives? Did Hindus quit their places when Mughal kings ruled? They just paid jizya or converted, but they didnt leave.
Glad you guys made it , feeling bad for those who left there...