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Watch: Indians chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ as they get rescued by Air India flight amidst crisis in Afghanistan

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An Air India flight leaves Tajikistan carrying 87 Indians and two Nepalis from war-torn Afghanistan amid the dreadful situation that is going on in the country.

Arindam Bagchi, Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) spokesperson, said in a tweet: 

“Bringing Indians home from Afghanistan! AI 1956 carrying 87 Indians departed from Tajikistan for New Delhi. Two Nepalese nationals also evacuated. Assisted and supported by our Embassy @IndEmbDushanbe. More evacuation flights to follow.”

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Indians expressing their happiness


While returning home from a deteriorating nation, Indians expressed their happiness by chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ inside the flight. 

“Jubilant evacuees on their journey home!”, Wrote Arindam Bagchi in a tweet.

Passengers were earlier evacuated from Kabul by an IAF aircraft

Passengers flight The North-Eastern Chronicle

On Sunday,168 people, including 107 Indians from Kabul, were rescued by a military transport aircraft of the IAF amid all the dreadful conditions in the Afghan capital city.

India vacated 200 people in two C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft of the IAF. People, including the Indian envoy and other members of its embassy in Kabul, were being carried by aircraft after the Taliban seized the country.

On Monday, the first evacuation flight brought in over 40 people, who are mostly members working at the Indian embassy.

On Tuesday, the second C-17 aircraft evacuated around 150 people, including officials, Indian diplomats, security personnel, and a few stranded Indians from Kabul.

The mission to vacate close to 200 Indians was successful with help from the US. After the successful attempt, the MEA said how the focus now would be to ensure the safety of all Indian nationals while returning from the Afghan capital.

MEA to Indians and its employers

The MEA asked the Indian government for immediate priority to collect accurate information about all Indians currently stuck in Afghanistan.

The MEA also requested the Indians and their employers to share all the important information with the special Afghanistan cell as soon as possible.

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