IAF plane takes off from Kabul with around 90 Indians, more evacuations planned

New Delhi : An aircraft of the Indian Air Force flew out of Kabul with around 90 Indians on Saturday, while more evacuations to bring back Indians are being worked out, sources said.

They said a C-130J transport plane took off from Kabul with the evacuees.

An Indian Air Force official told UNI more rescue missions are being planned, but refused to divulge details owing to the sensitive nature of the evacuation operations.

India evacuated around 129 Indian and Afghan nationals through an Air India flight on Sunday night, after the Taliban entered Kabul. Later, as commercial aircraft were disallowed at the Kabul airport, two C-17 planes of the IAF evacuated around 180 people, including Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Rudrendra Tandon.

Taliban entered Kabul on Sunday and took over the Afghan capital, after which President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.