Amid the ongoing fighting in Afghanistan, India issued an advisory asking its nationals to adhere to the steps announced earlier strictly. The Indian Embassy in Afghanistan stated that the precautions and security measures outlined in the previous advisories remain valid. Previous security advisory had asked all Indian nationals and professionals operating from the country to leave for India immediately. However, there are around 1,500 Indians still in Afghanistan. The embassy advisory stressed that the Indian media should take extra precautions during ground reporting and referred to the murder of Danish Siddiqui. Security Advisory for Indian Nationals in Afghanistan@MEAIndia — India in Afghanistan (@IndianEmbKabul) August 12, 2021 Besides India, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany also issued similar advisories, asking their nationals to return home immediately. On Thursday, the United States issues a notice, urging its citizens in Afghanistan to immediately leave the country using available commercial flight options. We strongly condemn the Taliban’s unlawful detention of several members of the Afghan government, including both civilian leaders and officers of the #ANDSF. We urge the immediate release of all Afghan government officials detained by the Taliban. — U.S. Embassy Kabul (@USEmbassyKabul) August 12, 2021 The British embassy in Kabul has also put out a similar advisory and asked its citizens to convey their departure plans. It also tweeted helplines for the purpose. Reminder: British nationals should call the Embassy on +93 (0) 700 102 000 and select “Consular services for British nationals” immediately to confirm their departure plans The British Embassy remains open, and continues to provide support to the government of 🇦🇫 — UK in Afghanistan (@UKinAfghanistan) August 12, 2021 Further, Germany also urged its citizens to leave the country on scheduled flights as soon as possible due to the deteriorating security situation.

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