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India walking a tightrope between Russia and America

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) walks with Russian President Vladimir Putin before their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, on Dec 6, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - Last month, India decided to abstain from a procedural vote to discuss the Ukraine crisis at the United Nations Security Council.

Russia, with only Chinese support, lost the vote by a 10 to two margin with three abstentions - resulting in a Security Council meeting on Ukraine on Jan 31. India, Gabon and Kenya, which are all non-permanent members of the council, abstained.

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