South Asia and Beyond

Jaishankar Briefs MPs On Afghanistan

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar briefed members of parliament on the developments in Afghanistan, indicating that evacuating Indians from there was top priority. He described the situation there as critical. The Taliban was blamed for not sticking to the promises made in the Doha agreement. He said 565 Indians had been evacuated but multiple checkpoints leading to the airport and instances of firing had complicated the evacuation process.