With the Taliban now in control of Kabul, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday that New Delhi is monitoring “very carefully” developments in Afghanistan and that India’s focus is on ensuring the safety and safe return of Indian nationals who fled. still in the war-torn country. .
Addressing reporters at the UN Security Council’s eviction after presiding over an open debate on peacekeeping under the current UN Security Council presidency, Mr Jaishankar said: “that (the situation in Afghanistan) has really been the focus of my own commitments here, talking to the UN Secretary-General and other colleagues who are here, as well as the US Secretary of State.”
“Right now, like everyone else, we are following developments in Afghanistan very closely. I think our focus is on ensuring security in Afghanistan and the safe return of Indian nationals who are there,” he said in response to a question from PTI. .
Jaishankar has discussed the situation in Afghanistan at his bilateral meetings at the United Nations, including with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
He arrived in New York on Monday when the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on the situation in Afghanistan, the second time in just over 10 days that the powerful UN body met under India’s presidency in August to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. the war-torn country.
India rushed back home to its ambassador Tandon and embassy staff in Kabul on Tuesday in a military transport plane after escalating tension, fear and uncertainty gripped the Afghan capital after Taliban insurgents captured the Afghan capital on Sunday.
The Indian Air Force’s C-17 Globemaster aircraft carrying about 150 people, including diplomats, officials, security personnel and some stranded Indians, landed at Hindon Air Base near the national capital at around 5 p.m. after a brief stop at Jamnagar in Gujarat, in the wake of the escalating tension, fear and uncertainty gripping the Afghan capital after its takeover by the Taliban two days ago.
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