MEA to brief political parties on Afghanistan situation: Top developments | India News

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NEW DELHI: India on Sunday evacuated 400 people from Afghanistan on three different flights. Another group of 87 Indians and two Nepalese nationals were brought back in a special Air India flight from Dushanbe, a day after they were evacuated to the Tajikistan capital in an IAF aircraft.
Here are the key developments from the Afghan situation and the on-going evacuation process
IAF flight likely to evacuate 46 Afghan Hindus, Sikhs from Kabul today
An Indian Air Force (IAF) special flight, carrying stranded Indian nationals and 46 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs, is expected to take off from Kabul Airport on Monday.
International forces have escorted the evacuees to the aircraft, reports say. Three copies of Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib are also being brought back.
Separately, 135 Indians evacuated from Kabul to Doha in the last few days by the US and NATO aircraft were flown back to Delhi on a special flight.
India has been allowed to operate two flights per day from Kabul to evacuate its nationals stranded in Afghanistan, government sources said.
MEA to brief political parties on Afghanistan situation
The MEA will brief the floor leaders of parties in Parliament on the situation in Afghanistan.
“In view of developments in Afghanistan, PM @narendra Modi has instructed that MEA to brief Floor leaders of the political parties. The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs @Joshi Pralhad will be initiating further details,” the External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar said in a tweet message on Monday.

The MEA is likely to share the details of the ongoing rescue operation and other arrangements made by the government to those arriving from Afghanistan and India’s concerns and challenges in the war torn country.
(With agency inputs)

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