- Sources said that India is working closely with the US government to bring Indian Air Force aircraft to Kabul. It is believed that at present there are more than 400 Indians stranded in Afghanistan, who need to be evacuated from there.
Indian Air Force’s C-17 transport aircraft is ready to take off for Kabul. According to sources, through this, Indian citizens trapped in Afghanistan, who are in a state of war after the occupation of the Taliban, will be brought home. According to media reports, as soon as enough Indian nationals reach the airport of the Afghan capital, the Air Force plane will be dispatched to Kabul.
Sources said that India is working closely with the US government to bring the Indian Air Force’s transport aircraft to Kabul. The government hopes that 250 Indians can be evacuated in this C-17. However, it depends on how many of them are able to reach the airport, as Kabul is occupied by the Taliban and every checkpoint and checkpoint are also monitored by its fighters.
More than 400 Indians stranded
According to reports, the Air India flight to Kabul is proving difficult, so the IAF has been kept on standby. It is believed that at present there are more than 400 Indians stranded in Afghanistan, who need to be evacuated from there. However, the exact figure is not yet clear. Sources said the Home Ministry is also assessing visa applications of Afghan nationals.
People were evacuated from two C-17 aircraft
Earlier, on August 15, two C-17 aircraft of the IAF took off from Kabul to evacuate the employees of the Indian Embassy. It also included personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), who was entrusted with the security of the employees. In view of the chaos at Kabul airport, the plane took off in very challenging conditions. Thousands of desperate Afghan citizens had arrived here hoping to fly out of the country.
Another group of people from the Indian mission was inducted into the second C-17 of the Air Force. It was attended by more than 120 people including Ambassador Rudendra Tandon. He was safely evacuated from Afghan airspace on Tuesday morning.