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Modi Gets Good Press From the West After His Chat with Putin

Modi Gets Good Press From the West After His Chat with Putin

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hailed at the United Nations General Assembly for his message to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine war, by the US and France at the UNGA meeting here.

On the sidelines of the SCO summit in Samarkand on September 16, Modi had said “today’s era isn’t of war” while emphasizing the need to find ways to address the problems of food, fuel security, and fertilizers. France President Emmanuel Macron and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan welcomed PM Modi’s statement to Putin on Ukraine.

“Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India was right when he said the time is not for war. It is not for revenge against the West, or for opposing the West against the east. It is the time for a collective time for our sovereign equal states. To cope together with challenges we face,” Macron said.

Sullivan in a White House statement said: “I think what Prime Minister Modi said — a statement of principle on behalf of what he believes is right and just — was very much welcomed by the United States and for the Indian leadership, which has longstanding relationships in Moscow, from the very top all the way through the Russian government, to continue to reinforce that message that now is the time for the war to end”.

Modi’s statement has been praised by international media. CNN  reported, “Indian leader Narendra Modi tells Putin: Now is not the time for war.”

The Washington Post’s headline was “Modi rebukes Putin over the war in Ukraine”.

“India’s Leader Tells Putin That Now Is Not an Era for War,” The New York Times said in its headline. It was the lead story on the webpage of both The Washington Post and The New York Times.

Meanwhile, Putin had said that he knows about India’s position on the Ukraine conflict. “I know about your position on the Ukraine conflict. I know about your concerns. We want all of this to end as soon as possible,” Putin said.

“The rare reproach showed the 69-year-old Russian strongman coming under extraordinary pressure from all sides,” the Post said.

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