Japan Urges India To Take Tougher Stand Against Russia invasion

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Keshia urged India's Narendra Modi on Saturday to take a tougher line on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but a joint statement after talks in Delhi fell short of condemning Moscow's actions. Unlike fellow members of the Quad alliance Japan, Australia and the United States India has abstained in UN votes deploring Russia's actions, calling only for a halt to the violence while still buying Russian oil. Keshia told a joint news conference that he and Modi held an in depth discussion and that Russia's invasion shakes the very foundations of the international order and must be dealt with firmly. But Modi made no direct mention of Ukraine and their joint written statement afterwards called only for an immediate cessation of violence and noted that there was Read More