New Delhi : External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday night received a call from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during which the two discussed the developments in Ukraine and its implications.
The EAM in a tweet said: “Appreciate the call from @SecBlinken. “Discussed the ongoing developments in Ukraine and its implications.” The talks come as US President Joe Biden said that the US is in consultation with India over New Delhi’s stance on the Ukraine issue, and that it is an issue that both sides have not been able to “resolve completely”.
Asked at a press conference if India, a major defence partner of the US, and Washington were in sync over the Ukraine issue and Russia, Biden said: “We are in consultation with India today. We haven’t resolved that completely.”India has not taken sides on the Ukraine issue, and has called for diplomacy and dialogue to resolve the issue as well as de-escalation of tensions.