That was not the time for war: Modi tells Putin in a surprising diplomatic shift

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a surprising statement told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the time was not right for war.

Putin has said on numerous occasions that Russia is not alone since it can look east to powerful Asian nations like China and India.

During their televised meeting in Samarkand, Modi told Putin, “I know that the age we live in is not one of conflict, and I have spoken to you on the phone about this.”

Putin assured Modi that he was aware of his concerns about Ukraine but that Moscow was making every effort to put a stop to the war.

I am aware of your viewpoint on the conflict in Ukraine and the worries you frequently voice.

Putin stated. “We will stop this as quickly as we can.”

He said that Ukraine had withdrawn from talks. Ukraine has declared that it will fight until all Russian forces are removed from its territory.

India is currently Russia’s No 2 oil buyer after China following the invasion.