IAF plane carrying 24 Indian, 11 Nepalese evacuees from Kabul lands at Hindon Airport

  • How many pople Indian forces have evacuated from Afghanistan
  • A tweet from Arindam Bagchi, a Minstry of External Affairs spokesperson

Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft C-17 Globemaster, carrying 24 Indians and 11 Nepalese evacuees from Kabul landed at Hindon Airport on Thursday, under Operation Devi Shakti. Shiva, a Nepali national among the people who were evacuated from Afghanistan and brought to India said “Indian Embassy and Indian Government rescued us and brought us here to Delhi. We are very thankful to them.” Earlier Thursday, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had informed about the evacuation flight via Twitter. “Op Devi Shakti in action! @IAF_MCC flight with 24 Indians and 11 Nepalese evacuees from Kabul is on its way to Delhi. #DeviShakti,” Bagchi tweeted. As many as 565 people, including 112 Afghan nationals, have been evacuated by India from Afghanistan since the Taliban seized control of the war-torn country, the MEA informed the floor leaders of political parties in Parliament on Thursday. Among the 565 evacuees, 175 were embassy personnel, 263 other Indian nationals, 112 were Afghan nationals, including Hindus and Sikhs, and 15 were third-country nationals, sources said.

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