Over 200 Indians are still stranded at Kabul in Afghanistan, which is now under the rule of the Taliban. 

Officials of the Indian embassy in Kabul along with ITBP personnel stationed at the embassy are yet to be evacuated. 

An Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster carrier has reportedly been kept on standby to evacuate the stranded people. 

However, with Taliban fighters now controlling the streets of Kabul, concerns of Indian officials mount in regards to transportation of the embassy staff to the Kabul airport. 

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The Afghan airspace has been closed to commercial flights after thousands of desperate people flooded the airport in hope of getting out of the country. 

At least five people were killed at the Kabul airport and three stowaways were reported to have fallen to their deaths from an airborne plane as thousands of Afghans are desperately trying to get on flights out of the country amid increasingly chaotic scenes. 

US troops fired shots in the air at the Hamid Karzai International Airport to prevent hundreds of civilians from running onto the tarmac after they took over Afghanistan’s air traffic control. 

Witnesses said it was not clear whether the victims were killed by gunshots or in a stampede. 

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