India has issued an advisory for Indian nationals to go away Afghanistan via industrial means and there’s no formal evacuation mechanism, Ministry of External Affairs stated on Thursday.
Addressing the primary in-person press briefing since March this yr, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated on Thursday that India is carefully monitoring developments and is worried about deteriorating safety scenario.
He stated India’s Consulate at Mazar-i-Sharif continues to be operational with domestically recruited employees.
“We had issued an advisory for Indian nationals to leave Afghanistan for India through commercial means, there is no formal evacuation mechanism,” he stated.
“Separately, our Consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif has withdrawn all India-based personnel earlier this week, this is a temporary measure. Our Consulate there continues to be operational with locally recruited staff,” he added.
Mr Bagchi stated India’s mission in Kabul had final yr facilitated the return of over 383 members of the Hindu and Sikh neighborhood in Afghanistan to the nation.
“Our mission in Kabul continues to remain in touch with Afghan Hindu and Sikh community members and we’ll ensure provision of all necessary assistance to them,” he stated.
Asked if there was any advisory for the Indian aviation firms to not use the Afghanistan air route as a consequence of battle between Afghan forces and Taliban, he stated, “as of now there is no advisory as such, but we are monitoring the situation”.
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