The External Affairs Ministry today said the Indian Ambassador in Kabul and his Indian staff will be moved to India immediately. Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet that the decision has been taken in view of the prevailing circumstances in Afghanistan.
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has said, the government is monitoring the situation in Kabul continuously. In a tweet, Dr Jaishankar said, the government understands the anxiety of those seeking to return to India.
He said, airport operations are the main challenge and discussions are going on with partners in that regard. The Minister said, given the Kabul situation, it is important that they have accurate information about Indians there.
He urged that this be provided by all concerned at the MEA Special Afghanistan Cell in Phone number +919717785379 and email [email protected]
Dr Jaishankar said, the government is in constant touch with the Sikh and Hindu community leaders in Kabul. He said, their welfare will get our priority attention.
The Union Home Ministry has reviewed visa provisions in view of the current situation in Afghanistan. The Ministry spokesperson said in a tweet that a new category of electronic visa called “e-Emergency X-Misc Visa” has been introduced to fast-track visa applications for entry into India.