After official talks between Ajit Doval and Jake Sullivan, the Indian contingent was carried forward inside the American security zone at Kabul airport on Tuesday morning. The American aid was appealed to safely carry the Indian embassy staff from the blocked airspace of Afghanistan by the Taliban.
India’s initiative to evacuate its citizens from Kabul included deliberations between the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and his US counterpart Jake Sullivan on Monday evening. After Turkey stepped back from fortifying the courage to enter Hamid Karzai International (HKI) Airport, the airport which is technically governed by the US forces along with air traffic control and the perimeter was covered by the American security cover.
External affairs minister S Jaishankar also joined in the discussion, with the US secretary of state Antony Blinken.
The American help was taken to safely migrate the Indian embassy staff to HKI and override the blockades put up by the Taliban fighters. As per the sources, the Indian convoy had to cover around 15 blockades on their route to the airport. The 120 diplomats and officials reached India this Tuesday on board with an Indian Air Force C-17 heavy-lift aircraft.
India is expecting the resumption of civilian flights to safely migrate its citizens stuck in the war struck country. Blinken assured Jaishankar of absolute support in this regard.