Afghanistan In the midst of the ongoing conflict between the Taliban and the government there, Indian staff working at the consulate in Afghanistan have been asked to return to India. Some officials and other Indians are still present at the consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif. Now the responsibility of evacuating all these from there has been given to the Indian Air Force.
Mazar-e-Sharif is the fourth largest city in Afghanistan. The last Indian Consulate of India is located here. The city belongs to the Balkh province of Afghanistan. The Taliban have so far captured six provincial capitals.
One from Mazar-e-Sharif on Tuesday (August 10, 2021) Special flight Leaving for New Delhi. Leave Mazar-e-Sharif and its environs for New Delhi by evening flight. The Indian Consulate in Mazar has said that all Indians who want to leave for New Delhi can immediately send their full name, passport number and other information to these numbers 0785891303, 0785891301 on WhatsApp.
(2/2) Indian citizens desiring to leave by special flight should immediately convey their full name, passport number, date of expiry by whatsapp at the following numbers:
Report Earlier last month, 50 Indian diplomats and security officials were brought back from the Indian Consulate in Kandahar. According to government figures, about 1,500 Indians are currently living in Afghanistan.
Last week, the External Affairs Ministry had said in the Lok Sabha that India is vigilant and is taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of Indians in the conflict-ridden country.
Even after the assassination of Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui by the Taliban in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar city, the Indian embassy has asked its citizens coming, living and working in Afghanistan to take utmost care for their safety and in different parts of the country. Asked to avoid all kinds of unnecessary travel in the wake of rising incidents of violence.