Afghanistan: third evacuation flight takes off from Kabul with 85 Indians on board


An Indian air drive rescue plane- C130J, carrying Indian residents has taken off from Afghanistan on Saturday.

According to ANI information company, the IAF C130J plane has landed in Tajikistan for refuelling.

“An Indian Air Force C-130J transport plane took off from Kabul with over 85 Indians. The plane landed in Tajikistan for refuelling. Indian authorities officers are serving to in evacuation of Indian residents on the bottom in Kabul,” the information company mentioned citing sources. 

This week, Indian Air Force’s C-17 plane evacuated greater than 140 passengers from Kabul.

Before that, Air India AI243 flight evacuated 129 passengers.

The IAF had additionally evacuated 50 Indian consulate staffers and safety personnel from Mazar-e-Sharif, a few days earlier than town was captured by Taliban.

Yesterday, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia lauded the efforts of the nationwide provider Air India and IAF bringing again the Indian residents from Afghanistan’s capital metropolis Kabul after the Taliban took over.

“We operated flights to Kabul every day but after Afghanistan airspace’s closure, Indian Air Force’s C130 Hercules Globemaster aircraft flew to Kabul to bring back our citizens to the country. These flights are operating to bring back our people safely. Every day we are getting 130-150 Indians safely back to the country,” he mentioned.

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