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IAF plane lands in Delhi after evacuating embassy staff from Kabul

New Delhi: An Indian Air Force plane that evacuated Indian Ambassador Rudrendra Tandon and other staff of Indian Embassy in Kabul, landed in Delhi on Tuesday evening.

The C-17 Globemaster had taken off from Kabul on Tuesday morning with the evacuees, including ITBP personnel deployed for the protection of the embassy there.

Another C-17 aircraft of IAF with some evacuees had landed in Delhi on Monday morning. However, as the Taliban entered the high security area which houses the Indian Embassy, evacuation was slowed down on Monday.

The aircraft with the Indian officials landed in Gujarat’s Jamnagar at around 1100 hrs, and then flew to Delhi.

The plane waited in Kabul for a whole day on Monday, and could take off only on Tuesday morning.

Sources said the road leading from the embassy to the airport was full of Taliban fighters. India was in touch with the US, which helped in the evacuation, the sources said.

An Air India flight brought 129 evacuees, both Indian and Afghan nationals, on Sunday night.

The Taliban entered Kabul on Sunday, after which President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.

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