Last Updated on 23/01/2022
|Indian diplomatic staff on board: Photo Writers|
India withdrew all its diplomatic and security staff from Afghanistan, while the Indian diplomatic staff in Kabul arrived at the Taliban-held airport to leave for Delhi.
According to British media, the Indian diplomatic staff left for New Delhi on Tuesday on a special military plane with about 150 people on board, including diplomats, officials and some Indian nationals, including security personnel.
Indian Foreign Minister Jay Shankar says the repatriation of diplomatic staff from Afghanistan was a difficult and complex issue.
Taliban did not obstruct staff departure: Indian media
On the other hand, media reports said that the Indian diplomatic staff in Kabul left for the airport under the security siege of the Taliban and the Taliban helped the staff to leave Afghanistan.
|More than two dozen vehicles left the embassy on Monday night: Photo AFP|
The Times of India reports that heavily armed Taliban were present outside the main gate of the Indian embassy in Kabul, but did not obstruct the departure of staff but escorted the diplomatic staff to the airport. Where a special military plane was ready to carry the crew.
Taliban help vehicles reach airport: Indian media
Indian media say that more than two dozen vehicles left the embassy on Monday night, in which Taliban fighters waved at the people present.
According to Indian media, a Taliban fighter helped the vehicles reach the main road of the airport from the streets of the green zone.
According to Indian media, an official who left the embassy said that when another group came out of the building to leave for the airport, the Taliban outside stopped them from leaving the green zone, but after a while they contacted the Taliban leaders. He then escorted us to the airport.
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