6 countries agree to fly Indians out of crisis-hit Afghanistan
NEW DELHI: Six countries - the US, UK, UAE, France, Germany and Qatar - have agreed to take to their countries Indian citizens who had been working for them in Afghanistan. India will bring them back later.
This is expected to ease the pressure on the evacuation process in Kabul, and make repatriation smoother.
On Monday, 146 Indian nationals who had been flown to Doha from Kabul earlier were brought home, while another 78 were evacuated from the Afghan capital by an IAF C-130.
However, another flight couldn't take off because of firing at the airport in which an Afghan security guard associated with Western forces was killed, throwing the airport again into chaos.
On Tuesday, another flight left Kabul with several Afghan Hindus and Sikhs.
Offi al sources reiterated that the priority was to evacuate Indian nationals.
PM Narendra Modi discussed the Afghanistan situation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the phone on Monday.
Both emphasised the importance of maintaining peace and security and agreed that the priority was to repatriate stranded people.
They also agreed that the Afghanistan security situation had implications for the region and the world.
Srinivas Rao Kaniti
Such a move not possible during UPA.
Srinivas Rao Kaniti
Great job by Modiji.
India is safe under BJP go nment.
Six countries hel move Indians out of harm's way speaks volumes for Indian diplomacy and foreign policy.
Only a week in India and the Afgan Refugees have already started asking for their s and jobs
Thats the power of Modi govt. All develop country is eager to partnership with India
This is a good move. I hope that the Indian citizens find gainful employment in those nations and even gain permanent residency there ( except Qatar, of course).
This clearly shows the importance of maintaining international relationship. Our relationship most of the countries are good and that help us a crisis like this
Time to take measures to declare India as a Hindu country.
All Hindustanis must Congratulate, be Grateful to Mr Jaishankar, present go nment for their skillful Diplomatic Efforts. Relationship which Hindustan has Developed all around World in recent years is definitely Praiseworthy and now coming to our rescue
Thanks to Our PM Modiji and good work continue to be performed by MEA since late Sushmaji era.
Modi diplomacy is reallly encouraging, Modi toured all over the world and made good relations with all the 187 coutries out of total 188 countries, guess which is the only one country which is left behind. Mod is a blessing for India and a curse for Jihadis
Everyone knew that Afgan gov't will fall after us troops pull out but Indian gov't did not evacuate them earlier when all other countries did months ahead before the col pse. And even now they are not releasing offi al number of Indians stuck in Afghanistan
If Modi power was in play, India would not need to beg other counties to evacuate Indian citizens.
The acts of these six countries just go to prove that life is an invaluable once of gift and must be prected at all cost. The Taliban te rort doesn't value the lives of innocent people.
Vijay Ishwarlal Upadhyay
Power of India under Modiji's Regime. We must understand importance of BJP - Modiji who developed healthy relationship with many Countries.
Can we not save our own people? We always are asking others to help us
Shame on illiterate dic or chai motu. He cannot even evacuate our own citizens who are working in other countries.
Why can't India send multiple aircrafts to bring its citizen? What is the need for depending on other countries.
Sad state of affairs. What happened to the Indian Air Force with all its air lifting capacity?
Kla Harris says that she is "laser focussed" on evacuation from Afghanistan.
Hope she is also "laser focused" on singeing the Taliban to cinders, for causing so much woe not only to their own countrymen but also to the people of other countries.