“First, India must condemn Putin for human rights violations at the United Nations. Second, they need to understand that they have to choose sides,” he said.
An influential Indian-American Congressman on Sunday said India should “condemn” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and New Delhi should not get oil from Russia or China.
Ro Khanna, who represents Silicon Valley in the US House of Representatives and has been critical of India’s current policy on Russia, said it is time to take New Delhi’s side.
Khanna said in an interview to Fox News, “I am really clear about India, and I think India should condemn Putin and India should not take oil from Russia or China. We should separate Putin. To isolate the world must unite.” ,
Khanna is also the vice president of the US India Caucus, the largest country-specific caucus in the House of Representatives.
“First India should condemn Putin for human rights violations at the United Nations. Second, they need to realize, they have to choose sides,” he said.
“We, the United States, were with them when China invaded India. Putin wasn’t there. And it’s time for him to buy weapons from the United States, not Russia. We’ll have to see how we facilitate that.” And make it easy. We eventually need India as an ally to control China,” Khanna said.
In recent weeks, several top US senators have expressed deep dismay over India’s position on the Ukraine crisis. This includes Senate John Cornyn, Republican co-chair of the Senate India Caucus and Indian American Congressman Dr. Ami Bera.
India, which has repeatedly shied away from UN resolutions on the Ukrainian crisis, has reiterated its firm commitment to the principles of the UN Charter, international law and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states.
Peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with these principles has been New Delhi’s consistent position that has stood the test of time, with Indian officials saying there is no option but to return to the path of diplomacy.
India has been calling for an immediate end to all hostilities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to the leadership of both Russia and Ukraine several times and reiterated the urgent ceasefire and the need for both sides to return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy.
In addition, India has been highly supportive of Ukraine’s requests for emergency financial needs to mitigate the humanitarian and economic crisis. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank distributed the funds to help meet urgent financing needs and reduce the economic impact of the war. India is a member of these boards.
On its part, India has already sent several tranches of humanitarian supplies to Ukraine and its neighboring countries. These include medicines, medical equipment, tents, protective eye gear, water storage tanks, solar lamps, other relief materials.
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