- India brings 146 of its evacuated nationals back from Doha
- Indian Govt brought them back in 4 different flights from Qatar’s capital Doha
On Monday, India brought back 146 of its nationals in four different flights from the capital of Qatar, Doha, days after they were evacuated from Afghanistan by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and American aircraft in view of the deteriorating security situation in the war-torn country.
People who are familiar with the development said the Indians were flown back to Delhi as part of India’s mission to evacuate its citizens and Afghan partners from Kabul following its takeover by the Taliban over a week back.
This was the second batch of Indian nationals who were brought back from Doha after their evacuation from Kabul.
A total of 135 Indians were flown back to Delhi from Doha on a special flight on Sunday.
Out of the second batch of Indians who returned home from Doha, 104 people were brought back in a Vistara flight, 30 by a Qatar Airways flight and 11 were returned by an Indigo flight. Air India brought back one person, they said.
On Sunday, Indian also brought back 392 people which includes two Afghan lawmakers in three different flights under the evacuation mission amidst the continued scramble by various countries to rescue their citizens from Kabul.
“The total number of people evacuees included the first batch of 135 Indians who were flown back from Doha,” wrote Mint.
It has been learned that the Indians who were evacuated to Doha from Kabul were employees of several foreign companies that were operating in Afghanistan were flown out of Kabul by the NATO and American aircraft.
On the 15th of August, the Taliban seized control of Kabul and in under two days of the Taliban’s capture of Kabul, India evacuated 200 people, including the Indian envoy and other staffers of its embassy in the capital of Afghanistan.
The first evacuation flight brought back more than 40 people, mostly consisting of staffers at the Indian embassy, on the 16th of August.
The second aircraft evacuated close to 150 people including Indian diplomats, officials, security personnel and some stranded Indians from Kabul the next day.
The Taliban swept across Afghanistan this month, managing to seize control of almost all key towns and cities, including Kabul, in the backdrop of the withdrawal of the US forces ordered by President Joe Biden.