Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the Cabinet Committee on Security on Tuesday that India must not only defend its nationals but also give shelter to Sikh and Hindu minorities and assist any Afghans who look to India for assistance.
According to reports, the CCS was given a detailed briefing on Afghanistan’s present and growing security and political situation. The evacuation of Indian embassy employees, members of the Indian community, and members of the Indian media were carried out. Modi directed officials to take all necessary steps in the coming days to guarantee the safe departure of Indian people from Afghanistan. Sikh and Hindu minorities who wish to migrate to India should be safeguarded, and assistance should be provided to Afghan nationals, according to the Prime Minister.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also attended the meeting. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is now in the United States and was unable to attend the meeting.
Senior officials also attended the meeting, including Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister P K Mishra, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, and Cabinet Secretary Rajeev Gauba. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary, and Ambassador Rudrendra Tandon were also present. Ambassador Tandon was aboard an evacuation flight from Kabul that arrived in Jamnagar earlier on Tuesday.
(News – TOI)