In fact, the Australian High Commissioner was asked about India’s stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its (India’s) growing unrest in the West over its purchase of crude oil from Russia at subsidized rates.
Diplomatic sources further said that India’s stand on Russian aggression in Ukraine seems to be motivated by the policy adopted by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1957, according to which India does not take action to condemn. It focuses on creating scope for resolving disputes.
“No one has accused India of supporting what is happening in Ukraine,” a source said. Whatever India is trying to do is within the policy formulated by Nehru 65 years ago.
After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, India did not keep pace with the West. Instead, he maintained a neutral stance on the whole issue. Russia has also praised India’s stand. After the Quad Group also accepted India’s stand, it became clear that it had won a major diplomatic victory on the front. He has upset the balance on both sides.