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UK Calls G7 Meeting on Tuesday to Discuss Afghanistan Crisis

Two other flights carrying around 350 people evacuated from Kabul, landed in India on Sunday morning.

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107 Indians out of 168 passengers on a special repatriation flight from Kabul on Indian Air Force's C-17 aircraft, landed at the Hindon IAF base in Ghaziabad on Sunday, 22 August.

Meanwhile, two other flights carrying around 350 people evacuated from Kabul, on Saturday, 21 August - Air India and IndiGo - landed in India from Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe and Qatar's Doha on Sunday morning.

Snapshot

The Taliban took over the presidential palace in Afghanistan on Sunday, 15 August, ousting the US-backed government.

It is estimated that around 400 Indians are stranded in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan returnees to be vaccinated with free Polio Vaccine.

British Defence Ministry said on Sunday that seven Afghan civilians have been killed in the crowds near Kabul airport.

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8:44 PM , 22 Aug

The Embassy of India in Doha, Qatar informed on Sunday evening that a second batch of 146 Indian nationals, who were evacuated from Afghanistan to Doha, were being brought back to India.

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6:43 PM , 22 Aug

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that he had called an urgent G7 leaders’ meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Afghanistan crisis.

"I will convene G7 leaders on Tuesday for urgent talks on the situation in Afghanistan. It is vital that the international community works together to ensure safe evacuations, prevent a humanitarian crisis, and support the Afghan people to secure the gains of the last 20 years," he tweeted.

5:56 PM , 22 Aug

Afghanistan's exiled Defence Minister General Bismillah Mohammadi said on Sunday that Panjshir will continue to resist the Taliban.

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5:51 PM , 22 Aug

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that the conflict in Afghanistan affects Russia's security situation, according to Russian media. He said that he didn't want Afghanistan militants in the country who might come under the cover of refugees.

Putin also raised apprehensions about Western countries sending Afghan refugees to neighbouring countries while their visas are being processed.


Published: 22 Aug 2021, 9:40 AM IST
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