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April 17th 1992
Benon Sevan, UN Head of humanitarian aid division to🇦🇫 was once sitting on a plane, on same #Kabul airport, waiting for Dr Najib but same Dostam had shut-downed the airport, refused Najib's entry.
Najib Wanted to join his family, had already left for #Delhi
Sevan,To prevent 🇵🇰🇮🇳 bilateral ties from worsening over Najibullah, had already taken 🇵🇰 PM Nawaz Sharif into confidence before requestng India to give the embattled Afghan president political asylum.
India’s PM Narasimha Rao took an hour to decide that 🇮🇳would host #Najibullah
Dostam had been receiving political, financial, and military patronage from Najibullah. total “wild card,” as then 🇮🇳ambassador to Kabul Vijay K Nambiar terms it, Dostum turned hostile towards his Patron.
Dostum’s men decided not to storm the plane, and Sevan didn't disembark.
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