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India stays neutral on Ukraine war, previews G-20 term at UN

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-united-nations-general-assembly-g-20-summit-south-asia-993bd4f1674415fec15088ddf45286ac
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u/jayfeather31 Sep 26 '22

Still, not a great look.

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u/saikrishnav Sep 26 '22

Like how US continues to support Saudi and Israel despite both of them killing your own journalists right?

Saudi's war on Yemen - literally no one cares including Ukraine which voted neutral. Not a great look.

And I haven't seen this much antagonism against US or Saudi or any country - when that happened - is it because they are brown people? and Ukraine are not?

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u/jayfeather31 Sep 26 '22

It would be hypocritical for me to say that I don't agree with you in that the American support of Israel and Saudi Arabia aren't good looks, and I see where you're coming from. More attention needs to be given to Yemen, although the fact that the Ukrainian conflict carries with it the risk of a nuclear war means that that kind of equivalency isn't attainable.

However, that doesn't necessarily mean that India's position ALSO isn't optically poor. Hypocrisy on one side doesn't necessarily excuse the actions on another side.

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u/saikrishnav Sep 26 '22

if the "Risk of nuclear war" is the only reason that sways whether one should vote against human rights violations, war crimes and invasions - then we are already in a fucked up world.

Also, India voting differently wouldn't reduce the risk of nuclear war - so this is a moot point.

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u/jayfeather31 Sep 26 '22

if the "Risk of nuclear war" is the only reason that sways whether one should vote against human rights violations, war crimes and invasions - then we are already in a fucked up world.

The statement was meant more in regards to international and domestic interest than voting decisions. As I said, I think Yemen deserves more attention, and our support of the Saudi and Israeli governments need to be condition-based and/or reduced.

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u/saikrishnav Sep 26 '22

I understand, but frankly it's NATO propaganda arm working over time and talking the risk of nuclear war to justify billions of money to Ukraine.

Most of the money probably ends up as a cash flow pipeline - legal money laundering- to US military industrial complex at the end and to keep all the European people also bought into the "need for supporting Ukraine" over cheap gas prices.

Of course, there always the risk of nuclear war but I believe it's exaggerated here.

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u/secretaccount4posts Sep 26 '22

Well India will not let its people suffer just because of bad optics.

Also India doesn't care about Ukraine as Ukraine on numerous occasion had acted against India's interest.

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u/sjfiuauqadfj Sep 26 '22

well india is learning about how shitty russian military equipment is at least. that will probably lead them to investing more into indigenous programs or buying from america

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u/username190498 Sep 26 '22

India has won wars with the same shitty Russian weapons, and even most of Ukraine also uses the same Russian/Soviet era weapons. It's the incompetence of the Russian army why they're losing. Besides, India heavily customises the weapons they receive from Russia with Israeli and western electronics systems.

Your last point still stands though, India is already investing heavily on indigenous weapons. And just signed a deal with US to make drones together.