A Sikh member of parliament from Afghanistan was seen weeping at the Hindon Airforce Base after the Indian Air Force (IAF) evacuated hundreds of Indians along with Afghan Hindus and Sikhs from the Kabul airport.
New Delhi: A Sikh member of parliament from Afghanistan was seen weeping at the Hindon Airforce Base after the Indian Air Force (IAF) evacuated hundreds of Indians along with Afghan Hindus and Sikhs from the Kabul airport.
Narendra Singh Khalsa, an Afghan Sikh politician from profusely thanked PM Modi after arriving in India from Afghanistan's capital Kabul via an IAF aircraft.
"India is our second home. We are extremely thankful to the Indian government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Narendra Singh Khalsa told the media after arriving in Delhi from Kabul.
The government of India is trying to evacuate Indians along with Afghan Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan after the Taliban captured Kabul.
An Indian Air Force (IAF) special repatriation flight from Kabul with 168 evacuees, including 107 Indian nationals, reached New Delhi on Sunday.
The flight landed at Hindon IAF base in Ghaziabad today.
India has been allowed to operate two flights per day from Kabul to evacuate its nationals stranded in Afghanistan, government sources told ANI.
The permission was granted by American and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces which have been controlling operations of the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the Afghan capital fell to the Taliban on August 15.
People in Afghanistan have been rushing to leave the country after the Taliban seized control last week.
On August 15, the country's government fell soon after President Ashraf Ghani left the country.
Countries have been urgently evacuating their citizens from the war-torn nation. The Kabul airport is witnessing nowadays a heavy chaos due to instability in the region.
The MEA has said the government is committed to the safe return of all Indian nationals from Afghanistan.
The MEA said that the main challenge for travel to and from Afghanistan is the operational status of the Kabul airport.
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