New Delhi/Kabul. After the decision to close the airspace by Afghanistan, Air India has clarified that its operation for Kabul will be stalled. In such a situation, Air India’s flight from Delhi to Kabul (Delhi To Kabul Air India) which was earlier scheduled to fly at 12:30 pm instead of 8:30 pm, will no longer operate. According to the news agency ANI, Air India has confirmed that ‘due to the closure of the air route to Afghanistan, they cannot operate the flight.’ Government sources said the Indian government has asked Air India to keep two aircraft on standby for emergency evacuation from Kabul. Air India has prepared a team for emergency operations from Kabul to New Delhi.
On the other hand, all flights have been suspended at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. According to TOLO News, it has been said in a statement that people should avoid crowding the airport.
Meanwhile, the US has said it will deploy 6,000 troops to Kabul airport for the safe return of its citizens, its friends and allies from Afghanistan, amid the Taliban’s occupation of Afghanistan and the collapse of President Ashraf Ghani’s regime. Foreign Minister Antony Blinken spoke to his counterparts from important allies. However, India was not included in this.
More than 60 countries, led by the US and the European Union, have issued a joint statement urging those in powerful positions in Afghanistan to take responsibility and accountability for the protection of human life and property, and the restoration of security and civil order. to take immediate steps.
Joint statement issued by State Department and Ministry of Defense
“We are currently taking a number of measures to secure Hamid Karzai International Airport so that the American people and their allies can safely leave Afghanistan by military and civilian aircraft,” said a joint statement issued by the State Department and the Ministry of Defense.
It said, “In the next 48 hours, around 6000 security personnel will be deployed there. Their mission will be to help evacuate people safely and they will also take over air traffic control. Tomorrow and in the days to come, we will evacuate thousands of American citizens, locals and their families from the US mission in Kabul. In the last two weeks, about 2,000 people holding special visas have reached the US from Kabul.
The State Department said that Blinken spoke to his counterparts in Australia, France, Germany and Norway on the situation in Afghanistan and security related issues. Department spokesman Ned Price said the evacuation of US embassy personnel had been completed.
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