External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar apprised the House of leaders of all political parties about the situation in Afghanistan in an all-party meeting today.After this all-party meeting, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that today we have apprised the floor leaders of all political parties about the situation in Afghanistan today.Our focus is on getting people out of there and the government is doing everything to get people out.
Dr. S Jaishankar further said that we have 6 flights under the operation 'Devi Shakti'.We have brought back most of the Indians but not all of them as some of them could not reach on the day of the flight.We will definitely try and bring everyone out.We have also evacuated some Afghan citizens.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar further said that the government is very strongly committed to fully evacuation of people there as soon as possible and also noting that in the context of any international decision, any gathering that takes place there, our role is recognized.He said that there will be many more meetings in the coming days.
#WATCH "Govt strongly committed to ensuring full evacuation as soon as possible, doing everything to bring back our people from Afghanistan," says EAM Dr S Jaishankar after briefing all-party panel on the Afghanistan situation pic.twitter.com/GWkMZJUMOz— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2021
On the all-party briefing by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Afghanistan, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that this is the problem of the whole country.We have to work together for the interests of the people and the nation.He told us to wait and see.All the parties have taken the same view.
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar briefed the all-party panel about the current situation in Afghanistan.In this meeting, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was briefed about the situation in Afghanistan to floor leaders of all political parties.PM Narendra Modi had asked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to brief the leaders of all political parties on the recent developments in Afghanistan.
India's Ambassador to Afghanistan Rudendra Tandon and India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla also participated in this all-party meeting on the current situation in Afghanistan.
In this meeting, the opposition parties will be informed about the efforts made by the government to evacuate the Indians trapped in Afghanistan.In this meeting, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will brief the House about the latest situation in Afghanistan and India's stand-in view of it.Apart from this, what diplomatic steps are being taken by the Indian government after the arrival of the Taliban in Afghanistan, it is also likely to be discussed.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had tweeted that in view of the developments in Afghanistan in the meeting, PM Narendra Modi has ordered that the leaders of all political parties in the Parliament should be given complete information.He said that Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi would give further information in this regard.Let us tell you that today India will rescue about 180 civilians from Afghanistan with military aircraft.
Delhi | External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar briefs all-party panel over the present situation in Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/8SvKaeiGii— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2021
Opposition will get answers to questions
The meeting is taking place at a time when opposition parties have asked the government to issue a statement on the Afghanistan crisis.Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee has also confirmed her participation in this meeting.Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha (LoP) Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge are present in the meeting.
India's policy to never compromise with terrorist organization: BJD
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya said before the all-party meeting on Thursday that the Taliban is a group of some terrorist groups and India has never entered into an agreement with any terrorist organization.
The country should have a stand - Nawab Malik
Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik welcomed the Centre's decision on behalf of the Nationalist Congress Party to hold an all-party meeting on the situation in Afghanistan.He said that the government should take all the parties into confidence and also said that we should have one stand as a nation.
Ahead of an all-party meeting called by the Center on Thursday at 11 am to discuss the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power in the war-ravaged country, DMK leader Tiruchi Siva said he was interested in upholding the interests of all parties.
Development work in Afghanistan important for India - CPI
Communist Party of India MP Binay Viswam welcomed the Centre's decision to convene an all-party meeting regarding the situation in Afghanistan and said development work in Afghanistan is important for India.Speaking to ANI, Viswam said that this meeting is important for the internal and external affairs of the country.Afghanistan has an important role in the South Asian political arena.That's why this meeting is important for us.
The storm in Afghanistan has created a crisis for many countries including India.Along with this, the strategic equations of many countries including South Asia have also changed.Many questions are being raised in a country like India regarding these changes and in the all-party meeting to be held today, the government will try to answer these questions.
This comes at a time when the Indian government is evacuating its citizens from the war-torn country of Afghanistan.The Taliban entered the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Kabul, the Afghan capital, on August 15 and declared their victory over the government after months of violence in Afghanistan.
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