India does not accept anti-Russia stance of the US : Russia Today

Russian state-controlled news agency ’Russia Today’ praised India by publishing a featured article

Moscow (Russia) – India abstained from voting in the United Nations Security Council on resolutions on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and remained neutral. Russian state-controlled news agency Russia Today published a featured article appreciating India’s stance. The war between Russia and Ukraine has been going on for almost a month now and despite pressure from the West, primarily the US to take a stand against Russia, India has not given up. This may not change India-Russia bilateral relationship dramatically, said the article.

Russia Today published a featured article, “How India perceives the Ukrainian crisis and what it means for its relations with Russia and the West”.

The article further stated,

  1. The coordination that India had with the Russian Government and the Russian military for the safe evacuation of its thousands of citizens in Ukraine was remarkable. The article also quoted Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s statement, “Even while we were participating in the global deliberations of this evolving situation in the UN Security Council, the pressing challenge was to safeguard our citizens and ensure that they were not in harm’s way”.
  2. It is high time India took real steps to lessen the so-called “Russia’s dependence on China”. There is unlikely to be a better chance for New Delhi to enter the game decisively by establishing new businesses, launching joint projects, and increasing investments to pick up its desired winnings.
  3. At present, Russia needs to establish better relations with other countries of the world as compared to the West. India should stay with Russia to reap the benefits of building better relations with the countries of the East.
  4. The environment we will have to operate in is, no doubt, uncertain. However, it is quite clear that for today Russia should be satisfied with the stand India took in the crisis.