India Toes The Line By Dealing With Russia As It Wages War In Ukraine

Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, is meeting with his counterpart in India to encourage collaboration between New Delhi and Moscow.

India and Russia are two countries in the B.R.I.C.S. (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) alliance, all other member states have ties to Moscow in some way, shape, or form.

Lavrov said “We (Russia) appreciates that India is taking this situation seriously, viewing the conflict from both points of view and now just a single side”.

His counterpart in India, Subahmanyam Jaishankar, met with both him and the UK's foreign secretary Liz Truss to discuss Ukraine and what it means for India.

India is on thin ice as ministers are short when it comes to condemning the invasion of Ukraine, being a B.R.I.C.S. Nation also makes this tricky for India as they have a well maintained trade link with Moscow.

With India buying Russian guns, tanks, jets, oil, and cars.

And Russia buying Indian grain, textiles, coal, spices, wheat, and the right to use their ports.

India so far has remained neutral on the matter off Ukraine, both when discussing it with the UK and Russia.

They encourage peace, but that's as far as New Delhi will go.

Lavrov is due to meet with the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi.

Russia has offered a payment system for oil which wouldn't conflict with sanctions, but the US has warned any nation that circumnavigates the sanctions will themselves face sanctions.

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