Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the world's response to it, has brought India under the spotlight—at February's meeting of the UN Security Council, India was one of only a few countries to abstain from a motion criticizing the Russian invasion.


This article is an opinion piece by Indian based Mohamed Zeeshan, writing for The Diplomat, who reference India's reluctance to support a UN motion censuring Russia for its invasion of Ukraine makes the following points:
  • India's vote triggered concern and criticism across the West. 
  • Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky specifically tweeted out India, asking for New Delhi's cooperation.
  • Fence-sitting during a global crisis is not a new feature of Indian foreign policy.
  • India has a history of maintaining distance from anything that is not seen as a direct threat to India.


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