There is a plan to evacuate Indians from Kabul, Air Force planes are ready, just waiting for the right time

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New DelhiAfter the entry of Taliban in Kabul, America has airlifted its embassy staff from there. India has also made contingency plans to evacuate hundreds of its officers and civilians. Fear has arisen among people there after reports of Taliban entering the capital Kabul on Sunday morning. Officials said the government will not put the lives of its employees and Indian nationals at the Indian Embassy in Kabul at risk and plans have been drawn up to evacuate them in case of emergency. “The government is closely monitoring the rapidly changing developments in Afghanistan,” the officials said. We will not put the lives of our employees at the Indian Embassy in Kabul in danger. Asked when the Indian employees and civilians would be evacuated in Kabul, he said decisions would be taken keeping in view the ground situation. A fleet of Indian Air Force military transport aircraft C-17 Globemaster is understood to have been kept on standby to evacuate people and personnel. According to reports from Kabul, Taliban fighters have entered the outskirts of the city, causing fear and panic among residents. In the past few days, the Taliban have captured most of Afghanistan. It has captured 25 of the 34 provincial capitals, including cities such as Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif and Jalalabad. Afghanistan’s Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Twitter that the situation in Kabul was under control and that it had not been attacked. However, there have been incidents of sporadic firing. He said Afghan security forces were working with their international partners to ensure the security of Kabul. A statement in Pashto language said, ‘Kabul has not been attacked. The country’s security and defense forces are working closely with international partners to ensure the security of the city where the situation is under control. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held a telephone conversation with security officials regarding the safety of civilians in Kabul. In Kabul, the BBC quoted the acting interior minister as saying plans were being made for a peaceful transfer of power. At the same time, as the situation in Kabul worsened, embassies of America and many other countries have started evacuating their employees from the city.

[Attribution to NBT]

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