Air India flight with 129 passengers from Kabul lands in Delhi

Air India flight with 129 passengers from Kabul lands in Delhi

An Air India flight, carrying 129 passengers from Afghanistan capital Kabul, landed in Delhi on Sunday evening. The flight had taken off to Kabul with 40 passengers on board.

According to an NDTV report, the Air India flight took off from Kabul at 6.06 pm.

Earlier in the day, the flight from Delhi hovered over the Kabul airport for about an hour waiting for the air traffic control permission before it could finally land. Air India officials said they do not what was the reason for the delay for getting the permission for landing.

According to officials of Air India, there is no plan yet to cancel the Delhi-Kabul-Delhi flight and that it is scheduled to operate on Monday too. However, they said, the airline is monitoring the situation closely and it will take appropriate action as and when required.

Officials clarified that there is no plan to cancel Delhi-Kabul-Delhi flight as of now. They added that the flight is scheduled to operate on Monday.

India has put in place contingency plans to evacuate hundreds of its officials and citizens from Kabul that has been gripped by fear and panic following reports of Taliban fighters entering the outskirts of the Afghan capital city on Sunday.

People familiar with the development said the government will not put the lives of its staffers at the Indian embassy and Indian citizens in Kabul at any risk and plans have already been finalised in case they require emergency evacuation.

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