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Afghanistan earthquake: Indian officers return to Kabul embassy, IAF flies in aid assist

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Afghanistan earthquake: Indian officials return to Kabul embassy, IAF flies in relief aid

In a serious determination, New Delhi determined to deploy Indian officers on the Indian mission in Kabul on Thursday to ramp up humanitarian efforts within the wake of the earthquake that killed greater than 1,000 Afghans outdoors town of Khost.

“In order to closely monitor and coordinate the efforts of various stakeholders for the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and in continuation of our engagement with the Afghan people, an Indian technical team has reached Kabul today and has been deployed in our Embassy there,” stated an announcement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday.

An Afghan man sits close to his home that was destroyed in an earthquake in Afghanistan. (Photo:AP)

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The aid supplies had been flown into Kabul by an Indian Air Force Ilyushin-76 plane. The similar plane was used to fly within the technical workforce as effectively. All Indian diplomats and employees on the embassy in Kabul had been evacuated after the Taliban got here to energy in August final 12 months.

The Indian aspect has began partaking with the Taliban administration. Senior diplomat J.P. Singh’s go to to Kabul not too long ago paved the way in which for incremental cooperation between the 2 sides.

Photo: AP

“Recently, another Indian team had visited Kabul to oversee the delivery operations of our humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and met with senior members of the Taliban. During the visit, an assessment of the security situation was also carried out,” stated the MEA assertion.

While India by no means formally introduced the closure of the embassy, the missions had been non-functional for greater than previous ten months.

Photo: AP

“Our longstanding links with Afghan society and our development partnership, including humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan, will continue to guide our approach going forward,” added MEA.

The Indian embassy is the fifteenth overseas mission to have their nationals in Kabul, together with Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, the European Union and 4 Central Asian states.