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Evacuation of Indians and Afghans under ‘Operation Devi Shakti’ and shipment of humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan

December 11, 2021

A special flight from Kabul to New Delhi, chartered by the Government of India, arrived at the IGI airport at New Delhi on December 10. The flight brought 10 Indians and 94 Afghans, including members of Afghan minority community. The minority community members carried with them 2 Swaroops of Guru Granth Sahib and some ancient Hindu manuscripts.

2. Under "Operation Devi Shakti”, a total of 669 people have now been evacuated from Afghanistan. This comprises of 448 Indians and 206 Afghans, which includes members of the Afghan Hindu/Sikh minority community. 565 people including 438 Indians were evacuated from Afghanistan earlier in the month of August 2021.

3. In view of the challenging humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the Government of India has dispatched humanitarian assistance consisting of medical supplies on the return flight today. These medicines will be handed over to the representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Kabul and will be administered at the Indira Gandhi Children Hospital, Kabul.

New Delhi
December 11, 2021

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