The Union Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said the Indian government will help repatriate Afghan Hindus and Sikhs who wish to come to India once commercial flight services resume.
The airspace over Afghanistan was closed on Monday afternoon after thousands fearful of Taliban rule desperately thronged the airport in an attempt to flee the war-torn country. At least five people were reportedly killed amid the chaos at the Kabul airport. Some videos showed horrifying images of at least two people who tried to escape Kabul by clinging to a plane fall after takeoff.
The Taliban took complete control of Afghanistan on Sunday evening, after making rapid advances through the country for weeks.
President Ashraf Ghani left the country on Sunday, soon after the Taliban entered the outskirts of Kabul. He is reportedly in neighbouring Tajikistan. In a Facebook post, Ghani claimed that he left Afghanistan to avoid bloodshed.