Ro Khanna: US Was With India When China Invaded India, Not Russia
India-West Staff Reporter
WASHINGTON, DC – California Congressman Ro Khanna has said that it is time for India to be “condemning” Russian President Vladimir Putin for the invasion and war Ukraine and India should refrain from getting oil from his country.
In a television interview with Fox News, the Indian American Congressman in reply to a question said, “We ought to rally the world to isolate Putin.” He added, “First India should condemn Putin in the UN for the blatant human rights violations. Second, they need to realize, they have to pick sides.”
“We, the United States, were with them when China invaded India. Putin wasn’t there. And it’s time for them to buy weapons from the United States, not Russia. We’ve got to look at how we can facilitate that and make that easier. We need India as an ally ultimately to contain China,” Khanna said.
Khanna is the vice chair of the US India Caucus, the largest country-specific caucus in the House of Representatives.
In recent weeks, several top American Senators have expressed deep disappointment over India’s position on the Ukrainian crisis. This includes Senate John Cornyn, Republican co-chair of the Senate India Caucus and Indian American Congressman Dr Ami Bera.