PM Modi calls high level meeting on Afghanistan crisis, discusses current situation

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened a high-level meeting of the Central Committee on Security (CCS) at his residence on Tuesday evening over the crisis that followed the Taliban’s capture of Afghanistan.

It was attended by senior ministers and officials including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

The Prime Minister discussed the current situation in Afghanistan.

Taliban captured Afghanistan on Sunday

The Taliban captured Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday. After that, President Ashraf left the country and moved to Oman.

The rebels had captured several major cities in a few days before reaching the capital and demanding a peaceful change of power.

A heartbreaking scene was witnessed at Kabul airport on Monday. Thousands of people were trying to escape from there. Several people were killed in separate accidents.

Indian Ambassador Rudrendra Tandon briefs on the situation in Afghanistan

Ambassador Rudrendra Tandon, who arrived in India on Tuesday from Afghanistan on a C-17 Globemaster aircraft, briefed CCS about the current situation in Afghanistan.

He said that at present the situation in Afghanistan remains very critical and people are scared.

Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Modi took stock of the plane carrying Indian diplomats, staff, and people from Kabul. He also directed for a proper arrangement for the people who landed in Jamnagar.

“Constant contacts with all major countries”

NSA Doval said the government is in constant touch with all major countries. Things are changing rapidly in Afghanistan and after Ashraf Ghani left the country, it is not clear what the nature of the new government will be. Efforts are on to evacuate Indians stranded in Afghanistan.

He said the challenges in evacuating Indians have also been highlighted in the CCS. The Government is ready to bring out every Indian.