India says no pressure from UK over stance on Russia’s invasion

23 April 2022, 12:23 pm

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks as he attends a joint press briefing with his British counterpart Boris Johnson at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, April 22, 2022. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson put no pressure on his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi over New Delhi’s position on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine when they met on Friday, India’s foreign secretary told reporters.

India has not explicitly condemned the invasion by Russia, its biggest supplier of military hardware.

“They did discuss the Ukraine issue but there was no pressure,” Harsh Vardhan Shringla said after the premiers met in New Delhi.

“Prime Minister Johnson shared his perspective on it, Prime Minister Modi shared ours – which is that the Russia-Ukraine war should end immediately. There was no pressure of any kind.”