Indian PM Modi calls on Putin to end war through negotiations

16 December 2022, 07:51 PM
Narendra Modi (Photo:REUTERS/Amit Dave)

Narendra Modi (Photo:REUTERS/Amit Dave)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian dictator Vladimir Putin that he believes only way to end Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine is “dialogue and diplomacy", the Indian Express newspaper reported on Dec. 16.

However, the Indian PM – under fire for increasing ethnic and sectarian tensions in his own country – did not take Ukraine’s side during the conversation, and has preferred to maintain his country’s slight pro-Russian leanings, despite ample evidence of unprovoked Russian aggression against Ukraine.

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At the same time, Modi has made efforts to distance India from Russia –according to a Bloomberg report on Dec. 9, Modi stated that he would not hold an expected annual in person summit with Putin in 2022, after the latter’s threats to use nuclear weapons against Ukraine.

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