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 story : Afghanistan: 168 passengers, including 107 Indians, evacuated on IAF flight #IndiaNEWS An Indian Air Force repatriation flight on Sunday evacuated 168 passengers, including 107 Indians, from Afghanistan,

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Afghanistan: 168 passengers, including 107 Indians, evacuated on IAF flight #IndiaNEWS
An Indian Air Force repatriation flight on Sunday evacuated 168 passengers, including 107 Indians, from Afghanistan, reported NDTV. The flight, which was also carrying two Afghan senators and 24 Afghan Sikhs, landed at the Hindon air base in Ghaziabad.Those evacuated from Afghanistan were likely to be shifted to the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara in Delhi, NDTV reported. The passengers took RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 at the airport. They will all be given free polio vaccines, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said. Three other flights belonging to Air India, IndiGo and Vistara, carrying Indians citizens, left Kabul and landed in Dushanbe in Tajikistan and Qatar’s Doha. The flight from Tajikistan, carrying 87 Indians and two Nepali citizens, arrived in Delhi earlier in the day, reported the Hindustan Times. The flight from Doha with 135 Indians on board has left Qatar, according to ANI.The evacuation efforts came as the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan on August 15, entering the presidential palace in the capital Kabul and ending an insurgent offensive that ripped through the country in 10 days. On the same day, President Ashraf Ghani fled the country. He is currently in the United Arab Emirates.Several countries, including India, have evacuated their citizens from Afghanistan amid a scramble to leave the country hit by a political crisis. But many more are still stuck.Following the Taliban’s takeover,...Read more


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