New Delhi: The ongoing evacuation efforts of India in Afghanistan have got a new name—Operation Devi Shakti.
As the Taliban advanced towards Kabul, taking over major cities on the way, India had started its evacuation operations. The work was intensified after the fall of Kabul.
Now, according to sources, the government has named the mission to evacuate Indian and Afghan nationals from Afghanistan as ‘Operation Devi Shakti’, a name that refers to the limitless power of Mother Goddess.
On Tuesday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted, “Op Devi Shakti continues. 78 evacuees from Kabul arrive via Dushanbe. Salute @IAF_MCC, @AirIndiain and #TeamMEA for their untiring efforts.”
The evacuees included Afghan Hindus and Sikhs. Earlier in the day, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that 44 Afghan Sikhs, along with three copies of Guru Granth Sahib from various gurudwaras of Afghanistan, had been flown into the country.
“Blessed to receive & pay obeisance to three holy Swaroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji from Kabul to Delhi a short while ago,” Hardeep Singh Puri had tweeted.
India’s evacuation flights are likely to continue in coming days.
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