Pentagon’s big statement amid change of power, said- we have no threat from Taliban
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After the Taliban occupation in Afghanistan, there is an atmosphere of great panic here. People are trying hard to leave the country and the airport is overcrowded. Meanwhile, the Air Force plane, which left Kabul with other citizens including Indian Embassy officials, has reached Jamnagar in Gujarat. About 120 people have been brought to their home safely by this plane. At the same time, earlier late night, US President Joe Biden made an open statement on the Afghanistan crisis for the first time. He made it clear that the decision of the American army to leave was absolutely right, the Afghan army laid down its arms without fighting. Germany suspends development aid to Afghanistan. On the other hand, India has decided to remain silent on the situation in Afghanistan for the time being. At the same time, Amrullah Saleh, the first Vice President of Afghanistan, has declared himself as the caretaker President. Know the latest updates so far…
- No threat from Taliban: Pentagon
America’s Pentagon has given a big statement amid the crisis of change of power in Afghanistan. According to media reports, the Pentagon has said that there is no threat to us from the Taliban.
- Amrullah Saleh declares himself acting president
Afghanistan’s first Vice President Amrullah Saleh has declared himself the caretaker president. According to news agency ANI, he said that I am contacting all the leaders for their cooperation and support.
- India-Afghanistan Cultural Week event postponed
The India-Afghanistan Cultural Week to be held in September has been postponed indefinitely. Rahul Banerjee, Managing Director, Raisina House said that a few days back we had announced the India-Afghanistan Cultural Week. The four-day event (2 to 5 September) was to be held in collaboration with the Afghan Ministry of Culture. Banerjee said that in view of the latest situation, we have decided to postpone the program for the time being.
- Situation dangerous for India: Shashi Tharoor
Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said on Tuesday that there may be a Pakistan-backed terrorist environment targeting us there. There could also be a large recruitment base from where fighters can be sent to attack us. So we need to look at the situation very carefully. Tharoor said that I am not sure that Pakistan will be 100 per cent happy that the Taliban has come to power. Because, it is not necessary that whoever comes to power should support Pakistan. He said that the situation is very dangerous, especially for us.
- ISI may try to take over Taliban
Sources said that Pakistan’s spy agency ISI will try to take the Taliban under its influence. Nevertheless, its impact will be very limited as the Taliban have gained power in a position of power. ISI can only influence a weak Taliban. So, in the current situation, it seems less likely.
- Security monitoring will be tightened in Kashmir
Sources said that the Taliban has clarified its position regarding Kashmir. It considers it a bilateral and internal matter and its focus is not expected to be on Kashmir. Sources further said that the situation in Kashmir is under control but security monitoring will be further tightened. Pakistani terrorist organizations present in Afghanistan may try to take advantage of the situation.
- Pakistani terrorist groups are present in Afghanistan
ANI quoted sources as saying that Pakistani terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi have a presence in Afghanistan. They have set up their checkposts with the Taliban in some villages and in parts of Kabul.
- India expressed apprehension on terrorism
Sources said there are security apprehensions that Afghanistan could become the first epicenter of Islamic terrorism that a country has. They have access to all the weapons that America has delivered there. Apart from this, he also has more than three lakh weapons of the Afghan National Army.
- India will remain in ‘wait and watch’ mode
India will have to wait and see how inclusive the government formation in Afghanistan is and how the Taliban do it. The news agency gave this information quoting sources. Sources said that India will also keep an eye on how other democracies of the world react to the Taliban rule.
- Air Force plane took off from Tajikistan’s airbase
News agency ANI quoted sources as saying that due to the heavy rush at Kabal airport, the Indian Air Force had parked its C-17 aircraft at Ayni airbase in Tajikistan for rescue work. Sources said that India is also considering the option of hiring charter planes to evacuate Indians stranded in Afghanistan.
- Germany halts development aid
As the Taliban gained control of Afghanistan, there are reports that Germany has suspended development aid to Afghanistan. This information has been given by the news agency. German Heritage Minister Gerd Müller said cooperation on development had been temporarily halted. We are working expeditiously to get local development officials and NGO workers out of Afghanistan who want to leave.
- Rapidly changing situation in Afghanistan: Twitter
Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, Twitter has said that the situation there is changing rapidly. We are seeing that people here are using Twitter to ask for help. Keeping people safe is Twitter’s main priority. A spokesperson for the microblogging site said that we will continue to actively enforce our rules and review content that violates Twitter’s rules. In particular, we will continue to work on policies against encouragement of violence, platform manipulation and spam.
- Indian Ambassador to Jamnagar thanked the Indian Air Force
Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Rudrendra Tandon said that your welcome affects all of us. Thanks to the Indian Air Force who flew us in conditions which are not normal. He said that it is not that we have abandoned the people of Afghanistan, their welfare and our relationship with them will continue forever. We will try to continue our conversation with them. He said that we are constantly monitoring the situation as there are still some Indian nationals there. That is why as long as the airport in Kabul is functional, Air India will continue to run its commercial services to Kabul.
- 120 people reached India safely by Air Force plane
The Air Force plane, which left Kabul with other citizens including Indian Embassy officials, has reached Jamnagar in Gujarat. About 120 people have been brought to their home safely by this plane. Everyone is looking very happy after reaching their country and during this everyone also raised slogans of Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
- Crowd of passengers in US Air Force plane
After the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan, people have become so afraid that they are trying to leave this country somehow. This is being confirmed by a picture viral on social media, in which it can be seen how the passengers in the American plane are crowded. In fact, as soon as the US Air Force plane reached Kabul, a crowd of passengers going to Qatar entered it. The crowd was such that it was difficult to count the people. Everyone was so afraid that they agreed to sit on the floor.
- Ajit Doval talks to US National Security Advisor
Ajit Doval has spoken to the US National Security Advisor (NSA) regarding the Afghanistan crisis. During this, he discussed the issue of bringing Indian officials from Kabul to India safely.
- Over 120 Indian officials leave for Delhi from Kabul
The clouds of crisis have lifted over 120 Indians stranded in Afghanistan. A C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force took off from Kabul airport on Tuesday morning carrying 120 Indian officers. All these people are officials of the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan. Apart from this, their employees are also included in this.
- Indian Ambassador and his staff should come to India immediately: Ministry of External Affairs
In view of the current situation in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, the Ministry of External Affairs has ordered the Indian Ambassador and his staff to come to India immediately.
- Over 120 Indian officials leave for Delhi from Kabul
News agency ANI quoted sources as saying that the C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force took off from Kabul with more than 120 Indian officers. The employees were safely evacuated to the safe areas of the airport late last evening.
- America will give $ 500 million financial aid
In view of the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, the White House has made an important announcement that it is important in the national interest to provide $ 500 million in financial assistance from the US Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund to meet the needs of the suffering refugee and migration.
- Indians living in Afghanistan are currently safe
News agency ANI quoted sources as saying that Indians living in Afghanistan are currently safe and they will be brought back to India safely within 48 hours.
- Tremors of earthquake
In the midst of the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, earthquake tremors came here this morning. Earthquake tremors were felt at 6.08 am, which measured 4.5 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km southeast of Faizabad.
- Russian ambassador said – Kabul is more secure in 24 hours
Russia’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Dmitry Zhirnov, said the Taliban had kept Kabul safer in the last 24 hours than the Ashraf Ghani government. Let us tell you that talks between Russia and the Taliban are also going to happen today.
- Blinken-Jaishankar talks
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to S Jaishankar on the Afghanistan crisis. The current situation in Afghanistan was discussed between the two.
- Afghanistan: Pentagon’s big statement amid change of power, said- we have no threat from Taliban
After the Taliban occupation in Afghanistan, there is an atmosphere of great panic here. People are trying hard to leave the country and the airport is overcrowded. Despite Taliban’s claims and assurances, people are in fear and that is why they want to leave the country.