Published on: August 17, 2021 09:36 IST
The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday stated that after the Taliban had completely taken over Afghanistan by marching into Kabul, India was constantly monitoring the situation at high levels and is in constant touch with representatives of Hindu and Afghan Sikh Communities in Afghanistan.
“The Government will take all steps to ensure the safety and security of Indian nationals and our Interests in Afghanistan,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned in a statement.
“We are aware that there are still some Indian nationals in Afghanistan who wish to return, and we are in touch with them. We will facilitate repatriation to India of those who wish to leave Afghanistan,” he added.
Bagchi mentioned that the “security situation in Kabul has deteriorated significantly in the last few days. It is changing rapidly even as we speak”.
In midst of a Chaotic day in Afghanistan 5 people lost their lives while desperately trying to flee the country. As reported over 200 Indians are stuck in the Country’s Capital Kabul.
An Indian Aircraft is parked at the Kabul Airport but the concern is how to bring the staff from Indian Mission Compound to the Airport post the Taliban had enforced Curfew in the City sources reported.
The Afghan airspace had been closed to commercial flights as thousands of people overan the tarmac with the desire of getting away from the war-torn Country. President Ashraf Ghani had already left the country for an unknown destination.