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Afghanistan Crisis: India Brings Back 78 People As Part Of Evacuation Mission

The evacuees were received at the Indira Gandhi International Airport by Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and V Muraleedharan.

Afghanistan Crisis: India Brings Back 78 People As Part Of Evacuation Mission
An Air India flight brought back the people from Dushanbe. | File Photo
Afghanistan Crisis: India Brings Back 78 People As Part Of Evacuation Mission
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2021-08-24T12:29:59+05:30

As many as 78 people, including 25 of its nationals and a number of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus from Dushanbe have been brought back to India on Tuesday.

The evacuees were received at the Indira Gandhi International Airport by Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and V Muraleedharan.

"Blessed to receive & pay obeisance to three holy Swaroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji from Kabul to Delhi a short while ago," Puri tweeted.

The group along with three copies of the Guru Granth Sahib was airlifted from Kabul to Dushanbe by a military transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Monday.

An Air India flight brought back the people from Dushanbe.

"Joined Minister Shri @HardeepSPuri ji at Delhi Airport in receiving Swaroop of Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji arrived from Afghanistan along with evacuees," Muraleedharan tweeted.

Earlier, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said 78 people are being brought to Delhi on an Air India flight.

"Helping in the safe return from Afghanistan. AI 1956 en route to Delhi from Dushanbe carrying 78 passengers, including 25 Indian nationals. Evacuees were flown in from Kabul on an @IAF_MCC aircraft," he said on Twitter.

With PTI inputs

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