As the Taliban take control of Afghanistan, the Indian government, on Tuesday, 17 August 2021, announced a new category of electronic visas to fast track the entry of Afghans into India from Afghanistan. The new Electronic Visa is called “e-Emergency X-Misc Visa”. And the prerequisites are reconsidered because of the situation in Afghanistan.
Moreover, The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has appointed
an ‘Afghanistan Cell’ to look into the matters related to the Afghan’s shakedown due to the Taliban’s reign in the country. Another purpose to set up this cell was to facilitate the travel of Hindus and Sikhs who wish to leave Afghanistan in the backdrop of the Taliban gaining power in the country.
Meantime, Kabul’s airport resumed operations early on 17 August 2021 after being shut for a few hours by US troops following a crackup in security.