India Monitoring Situation In Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif, Consulate Operational

Indian Consulate In Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif Operational

The Indian Consulate in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif is operational, officers mentioned.

New Delhi:

The Indian Consulate in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif is operational and officers are carefully monitoring the scenario, officers mentioned on Monday, a day after India evacuated diplomats and safety personnel from its Kandahar consulate within the wake of intense combating between Afghan forces and Taliban militants.

However, the Ministry of External Affairs had clarified on Sunday that the consulate in Kandahar continues to function by native employees members.

“Both the Consulates are functional and operational. There is no change in status. We are closely monitoring the situation and developments,” an official supply near PTI mentioned when requested in regards to the Indian consulates in Kandahar and Mazar-i-Sharif in view of the deteriorating safety scenario in Afghanistan.

There had been experiences that not less than two international missions in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, have closed their operation as a result of escalating violence within the area.

According to officers, India had evacuated round 50 diplomats and safety personnel from its consulate in Kandahar in a navy plane.

Responding to media queries, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned on Sunday that India-based personnel have been introduced again in the intervening time from Kandahar in view of the extraordinary combating close to the town and that New Delhi is carefully monitoring the evolving safety scenario in Afghanistan.

India’s transfer to convey again its Indian employees got here within the midst of rising world issues over the Taliban fighters quickly seizing management of numerous areas in Afghanistan, triggering big safety issues.

There had been experiences {that a} sizeable variety of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists are additionally working within the Kandahar and Helmand provinces.

Afghanistan witnessed a sequence of terror assaults in the previous few weeks because the US appeared to finish the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan by August-end, ending a virtually two-decade of its navy presence within the war-ravaged nation.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)


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