“India’s stand at the UN and its subsequent position on Ukraine has earned ringing praise from Kremlin.”
This is from Legal Insurrection contributor Vijeta Uniyal writing at the Kyiv Post:
It’s Time For India To Stop Appeasing Putin
The Putin regime poses an existential threat to world peace and global prosperity.
Indians of my parent’s generation reverently remember President John F. Kennedy for coming to India’s aid in ending China’s military offensive of 1962. To deter Beijing from escalating the conflict along the shared 1,800-mile border, President Kennedy dispatched a carrier battle group to the Bay of Bengal, signalling U.S. and Western support for embattled Indians.
Today, as the Ukrainian military and enlisted civilians mount heroic resistance to invading Russian forces, New Delhi has failed to take a similarly principled stance. India’s official position on the Russian invasion of Ukraine mirrors that of China.
On February 25 India, along with China and The United Arab Emirates, abstained from the United Nations Security Council resolution that sought an immediate stop to the Russian invasion. Moscow blocked the resolution, which was backed by 11 of the council’s 15 members. India’s stand at the UN and its subsequent position on Ukraine has earned ringing praise from Kremlin.
Indian foreign policy experts and media commentators have justified New Delhi’s approach by citing the country’s dependence on Russian arms supplies, and the prospect of precuring cheap Russian oil and gas in the wake of the latest U.S. and Western sanctions.
Defense estimates suggest that around 60 percent of India’s military equipment comes from Russia. In energy consumption, it’s a different picture, where the Russian crude oil amounts to roughly 2 percent of total imports.
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