Three sniffer dogs deployed to guard India’s Kabul embassy were among the evacuees who returned to the country on Tuesday.
The three dogs — Maya, Ruby and Bobby — landed at the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad near Delhi on Tuesday with a contingent of 99 commandos of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), news agency ANI reported.
The dogs were part of the 150-strong ITBP force stationed at the Indian embassy in Kabul, ANI said.
India has evacuated around 150 citizens from the war-torn country since the Taliban took over Kabul on Sunday. The evacuation process was described as a “difficult and complicated” exercise by Foreign Minister S Jaishankar.
An Indian Air Force aircraft carrying about 120 Indian officials landed in Delhi after a halt in Gujarat’s Jamnagar yesterday.
Earlier, about 45 Indians, including embassy staff, were evacuated on Monday.
With inputs from ANI