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50 Indian Diplomats, Officials Evacuated From Afghanistan’s Kandahar Consulate As Taliban Advances: Sources



Last week, India mentioned the safety scenario in Afghanistan stays “dangerous” (File)

Around 50 diplomats, and different employees members on the Kandahar consulate in Afghanistan have been evacuated by India amid claims by the Taliban about taking management of territories in Afghanistan, say sources.

India’s transfer got here in view of Taliban fighters quickly seizing management of quite a few key areas within the area in addition to in western Afghanistan triggering big safety issues.

On Tuesday, the Indian embassy in Kabul mentioned there was no plan to shut the embassy and the consulates in Kandahar and Mazar-e-Sharif.

Earlier, the Ministry of External mentioned India was rigorously monitoring the deteriorating safety scenario in Afghanistan and its implications on the protection and safety of Indian nationals.

“Our response will be calibrated accordingly,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned at a media briefing on Thursday.

Afghanistan witnessed a sequence of terror assaults in the previous few weeks because the US seemed to finish the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan by August-end, ending an almost two-decade of its army presence within the war-ravaged nation.

Amid rising issues in India over the deteriorating scenario in Afghanistan, Afghan Ambassador Farid Mamundzay on Tuesday briefed Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on the scenario in Afghanistan.

Last week, the Indian embassy requested all Indians visiting, staying and dealing in Afghanistan to train the utmost warning with regard to their safety and keep away from all forms of non-essential journey in view of rising incidents of violence in numerous elements of the nation.

In an advisory, the embassy mentioned the safety scenario in Afghanistan stays “dangerous” and that terror teams have carried out a sequence of advanced assaults together with concentrating on civilians, including Indian nationals moreover face a “serious threat” of kidnapping.

India has been supporting a nationwide peace and reconciliation course of which is Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled.

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