The Indian embassy staff in Afghanistan capital – Kabul has been evacuated.
An Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster plane, carrying 130 Indian embassy staff and ITBP personnel landed at the Jamnagar airbase in Gujarat Tuesday morning.
Around 20 Indian workers have also been evacuated from Kabul.
The IAF plane which had taken off from Kabul landed at the Air Force Station in Jamnagar for refueling.
Officers said the aircraft, a C-17 Globemaster, will later fly to Delhi.
On Monday, another C-17 aircraft had evacuated around 40 people including some Indian embassy staff from Kabul.
This is for the second time since 1996 that India has evacuated its mission in Kabul.
In 1996 too, India had evacuated its embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan after the Taliban wrested power for the first time.
Kabul fell to the Taliban on Sunday completing their takeover of the country in a lightning offensive.
Earlier, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and his US counterpart Jake Sullivan discussed in detail the prevailing situation in Afghanistan.
Both the NSAs have also established a direct hotline to discussing the situation in Afghanistan.
Following the discussion between Doval and Sullivan, the Indian embassy contingent was secured inside the American security zone at the Kabul airport from where they took off on Tuesday morning.
— DD News (@DDNewslive) August 17, 2021