Ground Report | New Delhi: Leave Afghanistan immediately; The Indian Embassy in Kabul on Tuesday asked Indian citizens living in Afghanistan to start making efforts to return to India immediately. The Indian embassy has also advised companies operating in Afghanistan to withdraw their employees from project sites.
The situation in Afghanistan has become very bad in the last few days. Taliban fighters have captured a large area as well as Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province. With this, the situation in this area is becoming dangerous day by day. In such a situation, on Tuesday, the Government of India has first started the process of recalling Indians from Mazar-e-Sharif.
Leave Afghanistan immediately
The Indian Consulate at Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan has informed that a special aircraft is leaving for New Delhi on Tuesday evening. Indian citizens present in and around Mazar-e-Sharif have been requested to leave for Delhi by special aircraft.
The Indian Consulate at Mazar-e-Sharif has also said in its tweet that Indian citizens going to New Delhi by special aircraft should immediately give their full name, passport number and expiry date information on two WhatsApp numbers 0785891303 and 0785891301.
After this, the Indian Embassy has issued a comprehensive security advisory in this regard, in which Indian citizens have been advised to return to India as soon as possible.
Commercial flights are closing
It has been told in this advisory that due to the ongoing violence in different areas of Afghanistan, commercial flights have started shutting down in many places.
The advisory states, “All Indian nationals visiting, living and working in Afghanistan are strongly advised to keep themselves aware of the availability of commercial flights to different parts of Afghanistan. And make immediate arrangements to come to India before the closure of the commercial flight from the place of your stay.”
Indian companies operating in different places in Afghanistan have been advised to call Indian workers from project sites. And Indian citizens working in foreign companies have been asked to facilitate their company to travel to India from project sites.
Special warning for media too
In this advisory, special advice has also been given to Indian journalists arriving in Afghanistan. The advisory said, “This advice also applies to Indian journalists arriving in Afghanistan. It is important for all Indian media personnel visiting and residing in Afghanistan to liaise with the Embassy’s Public Affairs and Security Wing for special personal briefings (including specific information on where they are going).”