Afghan Sikh Assemblyman Narendra Singh Khalsa thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government of India and the Indian Air Force for saving him other members of his community from the war-torn nation following its takeover by the Taliban and fall of the elected government, led by Ashraf Ghani, last week.. In a message recorded at the airport late on Saturday or before evacuating to India in the early hours of Sunday morning, Karsa thanked the Indian government for helping him and other people belonging to the Afghan minority community. Khalsa, one of 23 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus and several stranded Indians, boarded the C17 Globemaster that landed at the IAF Hindon base in Ghaziabad on Sunday. The flight took off from Kabul Airport earlier in the day and flew directly to India.
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