Foreign Policy Watch: India-Afghanistan

Operation Devi Shakti


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Operation Devi Shakti

Mains level : Not Much

India has termed the evacuation operation from Afghanistan in the backdrop of the Taliban’s takeover of the country last week as “Operation Devi Shakti”.

Operation Devi Shakti

  • Operation Devi Shakti is an ongoing operation of the Indian Armed Forces to evacuate Indian citizens and foreign nationals after the fall of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Taliban.

Major evacuations undertaken

  • Up till now, around 400 individuals from Kabul have been evacuated that covered Indian citizens as well as Afghan nationals including Sikhs and Hindus of Afghanistan.
  • Hundreds of Indian nationals have to be taken out of Kabul which is now under the Taliban’s control.
  • India is airlifting its citizens through Dushanbe in Tajikistan and Qatar.
  • The Indian Air Force has already evacuated around many passengers including its Ambassador to Afghanistan and all other diplomats.

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