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India evacuates nationals from Afghanistan’s Mazar-E-Sharif

10/08/2021 at 6:42 PM

New Delhi, August 10: As Taliban seized a sixth Afghan provincial capital on Monday, India will evacuate its diplomats as well as nationals from its consulate in Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan.

The government on Tuesday appealed to all Indian nationals living in and around Mazar-E-Sharif to leave for India as Taliban militants are preparing to launch an attack to capture it.

A special flight is leaving from Mazar-e-Sharif to New Delhi. Any Indian nationals in and around Mazar-e-Sharif are requested to leave for India in the special flight scheduled to depart late today evening, the Indian Consulate General of India, Mazar-e-Sharif said in a Twitter post.

Indian citizens desiring to leave by special flight should immediately convey their full name, passport number, date of expiry by whatsapp at the following numbers: 0785891303 0785891301, said in another tweet.

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