The Centre on Thursday told the opposition that it is prioritising the evacuation of all the Indians from the Taliban captured Afghanistan, reported PTI quoting government sources. This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called an all-party meet to brief the opposition about the Afghanistan issue.
According to PTI, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar called the evacuation of Indian's a "top priority" adding that India is taking all possible steps to get back as many Indians from Afghanistan as possible.
Jaishankar further added that the government has received around 15,000 requests demanding assistance in fleeing from Afghanistan, sources said.
According to agencies, the meeting was attended by Union Minister and Rajya Sabha MP Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi.
Among the opposition leader were Mallikarjun Kharge, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, the DMK's TR Baalu, as well as former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.
India has been given permission to run two evacuation flights from Kabul to the country every day and has so far successfully brought back over 300 Afghans after the Taliban coup.
The Taliban, a militant group operating in Afghanistan took over the control of the war-torn country last week after President Ashraf Ghilani tendered his resignation and fled the place.
Since then Afghanistan is run by the terrorist group, which has formed an interim government.
Amid the chaos and fear, countries like India, United States, UK, and Russia are trying to help and evacuate their citizens as well Afghan locals from the country.
However, the evacuation operations have been hampered by the complex security situation in and around the Hamid Karzai International Airport, the control of which is presently divided between occupying Taliban forces and the United States.