Sunday, August 22, 2021

'Our government saved us': India brings back nearly 400 from Afghanistan on three special flights

India on Sunday brought back from Kabul nearly 400 people, including 329 of its nationals and two Afghan lawmakers, in three different flights as part of its efforts to evacuate its citizens and vulnerable Afghans after the Taliban took over Afghanistan in a military blitz.

A special repatriation flight by the Indian Air Force -- carrying 168 passengers, including 107 Indians -- landed at the Hindon air base near Delhi on Sunday morning.

From Kabul, the evacuees were first taken to Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, on board a military transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The group was brought back to Delhi in the early hours on Sunday, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.

Another group of 87 Indians and two Nepalese nationals were brought back in another special Air India flight from Dushanbe, a day after they were evacuated to the Tajikistan capital in an IAF aircraft, officials said.

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia too tweeted about the Air India flight bringing home the 87 Indians.

22/08/21 First Post

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