The government will inform the leaders of parliamentary parties of various political parties about the situation in Afghanistan. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given this instruction to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Jaishankar tweeted, “In view of the developments in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Ministry of External Affairs to inform the Leaders of Parliamentary Parties of various parties in this regard. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi will give further details.”
On the other hand, Prahlad Joshi tweeted, “Leaders of political parties will be briefed by External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar on the current situation in Afghanistan, August 26, at 11 am at Main Committee Room, PHA, New Delhi. Invitation via email. are being sent. All concerned are requested to be present.”
The government briefing is expected to be focused on the evacuation operation from Afghanistan and may also include the government’s assessment of the situation there. India has brought about 730 people, including people from the Sikh and Hindu community of Afghanistan, as part of the campaign to evacuate people from Afghanistan.
146 Indian nationals who were evacuated from Afghanistan reached India on Monday in four different planes from the capital of Qatar.
These citizens were taken from Kabul to Doha in the last few days by US and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) aircraft. India on Sunday brought back 392 people, including two Afghan MPs, through three flights.
Earlier, on August 16, more than 40 people were brought home, mostly Indian Embassy personnel. Another flight from Kabul brought 150 people, including Indian diplomats, officials, security officials and some other Indians, which were brought in on 17 August.
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