On Wednesday, a briefing cum conversation was held between Indian and the US along with some other countries with US Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman. They have agreed, keeping in mind the interest of women, minorities, and the safety and security of diplomatic personnel that it was important to work for as representative and as inclusive a government as possible in Afghanistan.
Another general sentiment to emerge was participation by foreign secretary Harsh Shringla, which was that no part of Afghanistan should turn into a terror safe heaven and that the terrorism was being exported to Afghanistan from outside. Shringla thanked the United States for the smooth evacuation of Indian Diplomats. He even said it is India’s main priority to urgently evacuate around 400 Indian nationals along with the Afghan nationals with ties to India. They wanted a commercial flight operation to restart in Kabul as soon as possible. They even want to access the airport to evacuate its nationals.
However, despite repeated advisory by the embassy in the past couple of months about the looming security threat, the Indian nationals who are still in Afghanistan chose to stay back.