India on Tuesday introduced again 78 folks, together with 25 of its nationals and various Afghan Sikhs and Hindus from Dushanbe, a day after they have been evacuated from Taliban-besieged Kabul to the Tajik metropolis.
The group together with three copies of the Sikh scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, was airlifted from Kabul to Dushanbe by a army transport plane of the Indian Air Force on Monday.
With Tuesday’s evacuation, the variety of folks introduced again to Delhi reached over 800 since August 16 when the primary group was airlifted from Kabul, a day after the Taliban seized management of the Afghan capital metropolis.
The evacuees have been obtained on the Indira Gandhi International Airport by Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and V Muraleedharan.
“Blessed to receive & pay obeisance to three holy Swaroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji from Kabul to Delhi a short while ago,” Puri tweeted.
An Air India flight introduced again the folks from Dushanbe.
“Joined Minister Shri @HardeepSPuri ji at Delhi Airport in receiving Swaroop of Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji arrived from Afghanistan along with evacuees,” Muraleedharan tweeted.
Earlier, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned 78 persons are being delivered to Delhi on an Air India flight.
“Helping in the safe return from Afghanistan. AI 1956 en route to Delhi from Dushanbe carrying 78 passengers, including 25 Indian nationals. Evacuees were flown in from Kabul on an @IAF_MCC aircraft,” he mentioned on Twitter.
On Monday, India introduced again 146 of its nationals to Delhi in 4 totally different flights from the Qatari capital Doha, days after they have been evacuated from Kabul by NATO and American plane.
India has stepped up efforts to evacuate its residents in addition to its Afghan companions from Kabul in view of the deteriorating safety state of affairs within the Afghan capital and different components of the nation after the Taliban swept to energy final week.
On Sunday, India evacuated 392 folks together with two Afghan lawmakers in three totally different flights beneath the evacuation mission.
The Taliban seized management of Kabul on August 15. Within two days of the Taliban’s seize of Kabul, India evacuated 200 folks, together with the Indian envoy and different staffers of its embassy within the Afghan capital.
The first evacuation flight introduced again over 40 folks, principally staffers on the Indian embassy on August 16.
The second plane evacuated round 150 folks together with Indian diplomats, officers, safety personnel and a few stranded Indians from Kabul on August 17.
India carried out the evacuation missions in coordination with the US and a number of other different pleasant nations.
The Taliban swept throughout Afghanistan this month, seizing management of almost all key cities and cities, together with Kabul, within the backdrop of the withdrawal of the US forces.