India, a country that is proud of its moral values, powerful American Senator Mark Warner, advocate of a strong India-US relationship, stated New Delhi has to choose a side in the Ukrainian war, said on Thursday.
Standing up to the Chinese aggression and its challenge by India was commendable. The steps taken by India vis-a-vis the Ukraine conflict until now are not sufficient enough and New Delhi can do more, said Senator Warner to a source. India maintained that it stands on the side of peace on the Ukrainian and has conveyed their willingness to contribute to any peace initiative between Russia and Ukraine. He stated India is dependent on outside forces for its military weapon supplies and oil needs. “One of the reasons why I think India’s transformation to a greener and different energy source is so important. I also think that some of my conversations with ministers and government officials below Prime Minister Modi and (EAM S) Jaishankar, who is also an extraordinarily talented individual, they were a little more candid,” Warner said.
He recently came back from India as part of a Congressional delegation that met among others Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Warner eulogized India for being ahead of others of the world in recognising the possible vulnerabilities around Chinese technology.