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India tells its citizens to leave Afghanistan today in 'special flight'

New Delhi/Mazar-i-Sharif: India has asked its citizens to leave Afghanistan on a special flight today from Mazar-i-Sharif - the fourth largest city of the country - amid fierce fighting between national forces and the Taliban.

Rapid deterioration of security situation in Afghanistan a serious matter: EAM S Jaishankar to Qatari envoy

New Delhi/UNI: The rapid deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan is a serious matter, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar conveyed to Qatar Special Envoy Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani during their meeting here on Saturday.

Terror safe havens must be dismantled for enduring peace in Afghanistan: India gives strong message at UNSC

United Nations/UNI: For enduring peace in Afghanistan, terrorist safe havens and sanctuaries in the region must be dismantled immediately and terrorist supply chains disrupted, said India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations T S Tirumurti, who currently holds the month-long Presidency of the 15-member UN Security Council.

Russia excludes India from crucial talks on Afghanistan to which Pakistan and China are parties

New Delhi/IBNS: India has not been invited to a crucial talk on the fast developing situation in Afghanistan to be held on August 11 in Qatar, according to media reports.

India 'closely monitoring' situation in Afghanistan, calls for 'immediate ceasefire'

New Delhi/UNI: India said on Thursday it is closely monitoring the evolving security situation in Afghanistan and called for an “immediate and comprehensive ceasefire”, amid the escalating violence engulfing the war-torn country.

Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui's death not a collateral damage, was brutally murdered by Taliban: Reports

New light has been shed on the death of Indian Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who died on July 16 while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and the Taliban. Now, a report says Siddiqui was murdered by the militants.

'Closely monitoring situation': India on Taliban delegation's meeting with Chinese FM

New Delhi/UNI: India on Thursday said it is closely monitoring the situation following reports of Chinese top officials' meeting with a Taliban delegation in Beijing, and reiterated that “unilateral imposition of will by any party cannot provide legitimacy” in war-torn Afghanistan and that the gains of the past two decades need to be preserved.

Afghanistan situation, Pakistan terror havens to top agenda of talks during Antony Blinken's India visit

New Delhi/UNI: The escalating situation in Afghanistan with the rapid advances made by the Taliban following the US pull out of its troops, which has caused concern in India, and the need to continue pressing Pakistan to act on terror financing and terror havens, will be top on the agenda of talks during the two-day visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to New Delhi beginning on July 27.

Indian Embassy in Afghanistan cautions citizens as Taliban escalates violence

Kabul/IBNS: The Indian Embassy in Kabul has issued a fresh advisory to Indian nationals urging them to exercise "utmost caution" as Taliban is intensifying violent activities and capturing large swaths of land.

Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan clashes

Kandahar/IBNS: India's Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui has been killed in clashes between Taliban and government forces in Afghanistan's Kandahar city.

Future of Afghanistan cannot be its past: India at SCO

New Delhi/UNI: Saying that the future of Afghanistan cannot be its past, India on Wednesday called upon fellow Shanghai Cooperation Organisation nations to act against the seizure of power by violence and force, and ensure that neighbours are not threatened by terrorism, separatism and extremis

India evacuates 50 diplomats, staff members from Kandahar consulate as Taliban advances

New Delhi/IBNS: India has evacuated around 50 diplomats and other staff members from the Kandahar consulate in Afghanistan in view of the Taliban fighters seizing control of a number of key areas in the region, media reports said.

Taliban: Domino Effect

On June 26, 2021, four Districts were captured by the Taliban. These Districts include Shor Tapa in Balkh Province, Chak and Sayed Abad in Maidan Wardak Province, and Rustaq in Takhar Province.

Health Hazard

On June 15, 2021: Five health workers were killed and another four wounded in five separate shooting incidents during a polio vaccination drive in Nangarhar Province. Ataullah Khogyani, spokesperson for the provincial Governor disclosed that the incidents occurred when unknown gunmen fired on the polio vaccination teams in the provincial capital, Jalalabad city, and suburban districts of Khogiani and Surkh Rod.

US withdrawal from Afghanistan: Kashmir may witness rise in violence

Srinagar: Some observers believe that Kashmir in India might witness a rise in tension as the US army is planning to move out from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years.