Indian government has decided to its citizen who are in Mazer-e-Sharif. A special flight has been arranged from Mazar-e-Sharif leaving for New Delhi on Tuesday evening as the Taliban is rapidly moving to seize the fourth largest city in landlocked country Afghanistan. The city also serves one of the many tourist attraction.
The Consulate General of India in Mazar-e-Sharif said Indian nationals who want to leave for New Delhi should immediately convey their name, passport number and other details through WhatsApp on two phone numbers.
The official Twitter handle for Consulate General of India, Mazar-e-Sharif posted, “A special flight is leaving from Mazar-e-Sharif to New Delhi. Any Indian nationals in and around Mazar-e-Sharif are requested to leave for India in the special flight scheduled to depart late today evening”.
A special aircraft of the Indian air forces was sent on 10 july to bring back the Indian diplomats, officials and other staff members including a group of indo Tibetan border police personnel.
The international community is trying to get the Taliban back on the negotiating table, the militants of the Islamist fundamentalist group has started targeting top Afghan government officials in Kabul, showing no willingness to strike a deal with various stakeholders in the war-torn country.
The US state department said that Zalmay Khalilzad will visit Doha to help formulate “a joint international response to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.”
The United States has also urged its nationals to immediately leave Afghanistan on any available commercial flight.The US embassy in Kabul said last week that its ability to assist Americans in Afghanistan is extremely limited due to the security conditions and reduced staffing, especially outside Kabul.
According to government data around 1500 indians are currently staying in Afghanistan .