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India stands firm on not condemning Russia after Modi-Kishida summit

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in New Delhi on March 19, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - India stood firm on not condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine, during a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday (March 19), remaining the outlier in the Quad security grouping comprising the United States, India, Japan and Australia.

Still, Mr Kishida, during his visit for the 14th India-Japan annual summit, pushed for some common ground on Ukraine ahead of hosting the next Quad (Quadrilateral Security Forum) leadership meeting in the coming months.

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