IAF Aircraft Takes Off From Kabul With Over 85 Indians

IAF Aircraft Takes Off From Kabul With Over 85 Indians

Over 85 Indian nationals in Afghanistan were evacuated from Kabul in an Indian Air Force (IAF) C-130J transport aircraft.

After the Taliban took over the capital city Kabul, the Indian government has been coordinated efforts to bring back citizens safely.

"An Indian Air Force C-130J transport aircraft took off from Kabul with over 85 Indians. The aircraft landed in Tajikistan for refuelling. Indian government officials are helping in the evacuation of Indian citizens on the ground in Kabul," sources told ANI.

India had earlier also picked up its consulate staff from Kandahar after the town was about to be taken over by the Taliban terrorists. The Indian officials from the Kandahar consulate had later stationed themselves in the Kabul embassy and were overseeing work from there, the sources had said.

After the capture of the capital Kabul earlier this week, the Indian Air Force operated two sorties of the C-17 Globemaster after getting clearance from the US forces at the airport there and brought back around 180 officials, ITBP staffers, and a few journalists.

The Indian Air Force has already evacuated about 180 Indian passengers.

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