Indian Air Force's C-17 aircraft that took off from Afghanistan's Kabul early Sunday morning has landed at Hindon IAF base in Ghaziabad. The aircraft carried 168 passengers, including 107 Indian nationals, according to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi. Around 20 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, including MP Narender Singh Khalsa, were also among the passengers.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said the evacuation and repatriation of Indian nationals from Afghanistan by the MEA were "commendable" and thanked PM Narendra Modi. "Thank you for ensuring the safety of all Indians," Vijayan tweeted. India on Sunday brought back nearly 400 people, including 329 of its nationals and two Afghan lawmakers from Kabul.