Jaishankar shared the memory of Operation Afghanistan, PM said - call if help reaches
Modi had asked midnight - wake up: Jaishankar shared the memory of Operation Afghanistan, PM said - call if help reaches
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is in the US to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting. During this, he shared some memories of Operation Devi Shakti to evacuate Indians from Afghanistan.
Jaishankar narrated an anecdote mentioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sensitivity and dedication to his work. External Affairs Minister said- Midnight had passed, and I got a call from Prime Minister Modi. His first question was, "Jagge ho kya. I told him that help reaching Indians was on the way. After that, the prime minister told me to call me when it arrived." Jaishankar said that this quality of his distinguishes him from others.
He was discussing the book 'Modi @20: Dreams Meet Delivery' at a special program being held in New York. During this, he mentioned Operation Devi Shakti. Under this operation, Indians were repatriated from Afghanistan. After the Taliban capture of Kabul on 15 August, some Indians were trapped there. The Indian government was constantly trying to get them out.
This time, instead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar attended the 77th session of the ongoing UNGA in New York, USA. He will talk in detail here on September 24 on the 5-S formula given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UN sometime back. According to PM Modi, the elements of the 5-S formula are respect, dialogue, cooperation, peace and prosperity.
The General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the United Nations. All 193 members of the United Nations are part of it with equal rights and responsibility. All the work like the budget of the UN, the membership of the Security Council, and the appointment of non-permanent members is the responsibility of the General Assembly.
After the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan, the first special flight of the Indian government reached New Delhi from Kabul on 10 December to bring back the stranded Indians there. This operation was named Devi Shakti. Under this, more than 650 people were evacuated from Afghanistan. Among these people were people from the Hindu/Sikh minority community living in Afghanistan. In view of the challenging humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the Indian government also sent humanitarian aid including medical supplies.