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The British Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, paid a visit to India in order to put diplomatic pressure on the Indian government’s stance on Ukraine.
During talks with his British counterpart, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar backed India’s “excellent offer” for oil imports from Russia.
Responding to Truss hinting that India should stop buying Russian oil, Jaishankar said the main buyers of Russian oil and gas were European countries, citing evidence that Russian fuel purchases from Europe increased in March. in relation to February.
“I’m sure that even if we wait two or three months and really see who the big buyers of Russian oil and gas are, I suspect the list of buyers will not be very different and I suspect that India will not be in the top 10 of this list “, he added.
He also said that “when oil prices go up, I think it is natural for states to go to the market and look for the good deals for their people.”
In addition to the United Kingdom, the US also criticized India’s energy imports from Russia. India has bought at least 13 million barrels of Russian oil in recent days amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Daleep Singh, the US deputy national security adviser on international economics, said “friends do not draw red lines” and urged US allies in Asia and Europe to break free from “an unreliable energy supplier”.
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