Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan thanks PM Modi and Ministry of Foreign Affairs – The New Indian Express
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Sunday that the evacuation and repatriation of Indian nationals, including Keralites from Afghanistan by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was “commendable” and thanked the prime minister Narendra Modi.
Vijayan, in a tweet, thanked the ministry and Modi and said Keralites in need of help can contact Norka’s roots. India brought back nearly 400 people on Sunday, including 329 of its nationals and two Afghan lawmakers, in three different flights as part of its efforts to evacuate its citizens from Kabul.
@MEAIndia & @PMOIndiathe effort to evacuate and repatriate Indian nationals, including Keralites, is commendable. Thank you for ensuring the safety of all Indians. Keralites in need of assistance can contact Norka Roots or the MEA Afghanistan Special Unit 24/7.
– Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) August 22, 2021
“The efforts of @MEAIndia and @PMOIndia in the evacuation and repatriation of Indian nationals, including Keralites, are commendable. Thank you for ensuring the safety of all Indians. Keralites in need of assistance can contact Norka Roots or the MEA 24×7 Afghanistan special cell, ”Vijayan tweeted.
A total of 168 people, including 107 Indians and 23 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, were flown from Kabul to Hindon Air Base near Delhi aboard an Indian Air Force C-17 heavy military transport aircraft ( IAF). India carried out the evacuation missions in coordination with the United States, Qatar, Tajikistan and several other friendly countries.