The Indian Air Force conducted its second airlift mission behind the enemy lines of Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan. The IAF’s C-17 heavy-lift aircraft took off from the Kabul airport earlier this morning with 107 Indian nationals and other personnels. Around 10 a.m. the carrier landed at Indian Air Force’s Hindon airbase near Ghaziabad with the full number of 168 people.
Ever since the Taliban troops established their rein in Afghanistan and covered the country with a veil of forthcoming abomination, every other country with their foreign officers there are trying to lauch an evacuation mission. As the dust settled after the hubbub at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul airport earlier this week, countries like USA, Germany, UK, India and others buckled up for formulating plans for getting their countrymen out of the foreign lands, inclusive of their staffs at the embassy.
Indian Air Force conducted their first mission on Monday where they evacuated more than 40 Indians, most of them being staffs of the Indian Embassy. In the latest mission among the 168 people evacuated there were diplomats, security personnels, officers and other stranded Indians.
In another attempt on Saturday 87 Indians were evacuated from Kabul to Tajikistan, who are presently flown to New Delhi and are expected to reach on Sunday, 22nd of August 2021. This mission also included two Nepalese nationals also being also evacuated along with 87 Indians.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi through his tweets assured that it was not the last flight home and there will be more support flights and assistance on the ways.