On Tuesday, March 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with UK PM Boris Johnson via phone call over the Russia-Ukraine war.
PM Modi stressed on India’s consistent appeal for peace & sovereignty of all states. “PM Modi emphasized India’s belief in respect for international law and the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all states, as the basis of the contemporary world order,” the PMO stated in a statement.
The UK PM discussed the Ukraine issue in detail & also mentioned to further strengthening bilateral & political ties with India. PM Modi expressed his satisfaction with the positive shifts in the ongoing FTA agreement. He also appreciated the progress in implementing the ‘India-UK Roadmap 2030’ which was adopted during the Virtual Summit between both leaders last year. PM Modi had expressed his desire to invite Johnson to India.
This talk between the two leaders can be considered important as US President Joe Biden remarked India’s stance on Russia as “somewhat shaky.” Biden was speaking at the Business Roundtable’s CEO Quarterly Meeting at White House.
“In the Pacific, the Quad is — with the possible exception of India being somewhat shaky on some of this — but Japan has been extremely strong so is Australia in terms of dealing with Putin’s aggression,” said the US president.