Evacuated 50 Indian diplomats and security personnel from Kandahar by Air Force aircraft

Kabul. India has evacuated around 50 diplomats and security personnel from Kandahar by an Indian Air Force plane after Taliban fighters captured key areas around the southern city of Afghanistan. India said it had no plans to close its missions in consulates in the cities of Kabul, Kandahar and Mazar-i-Sharif. Officials had said that India was closely monitoring the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan. It was also said that all steps will be taken to ensure that Indian officials and civilians are not harmed. According to the English newspaper Hindustan Times, an official said on condition of anonymity that the Indian consulate in Kandahar has been temporarily closed after the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) diplomats, support staff and guards were brought to New Delhi. Has been given.

According to the report, Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists are present in large numbers in the southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, due to which diplomats and security personnel were evacuated. According to recent estimates by Afghan security agencies, more than 7,000 Lashkar-e-Taiba fighters are fighting alongside the Taliban in southern Afghanistan.

Significantly, in the wake of escalating violence in many parts of Afghanistan, the Indian Embassy on Tuesday last week issued an advisory asking all Indians living and working in the country to avoid non-essential travel. In the consultation, the embassy had said that the security situation in several provinces in Afghanistan remains “alarming” and terrorist groups have increased violent activities and there are incidents of attacks targeting civilians. It was told by the embassy that Indian citizens are in danger of being kidnapped.

There have been several incidents of violence and attacks in Afghanistan in the past few weeks. These incidents come at a time when the US wants to completely withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by September 11, ending two decades of US military presence in the war-torn country. India is deeply concerned about the increasing incidents of violence and the Taliban’s efforts to increase its influence in Afghanistan. India is an important party to peace and stability in Afghanistan. India has invested about 3 billion dollars in development works in this country. India has always spoken of supporting the Afghanistan-led, controlled and owned peace process.

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