New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks to Russian President Vladimir Putin suggesting to establish global peace and to end the conflict in Ukraine has received widespread praise from mainstream US media on Friday.
On Friday, PM Modi during a bilateral meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Summit (SCO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan said that this is not the time for war in Ukraine.
“Today’s era isn’t of war & I’ve spoken to you about it on the call. Today we’ll get the opportunity to talk about how can we progress on the path of peace. India-#Russia has stayed together for several decades”: PM Modi told Russian President Putin.
— DD News (@DDNewslive) September 16, 2022
The Russian President, in reply, acknowledged the concerns raised by the Indian Prime Minister. “I know about your position on the conflict in Ukraine & also about your concerns. We want all of this to end as soon as possible. We will keep you abreast of what is happening there.”
Praises by US Media
“Modi rebukes Putin over war in Ukraine,” The Washington Post reported in a headline. “In a stunning public rebuke, Modi told Putin: “Today’s era is not an era of war, and I have spoken to you on the phone about this,” the daily reported.
“The rare reproach showed the 69-year-old Russian strongman coming under extraordinary pressure from all sides,” the Post further said.
The New York Times put forward the headline “India’s Leader Tells Putin That Now Is Not an Era for War.”
“The tone of the meeting was friendly, with both leaders referring to their long shared history. Before Mr. Modi made his comments, Mr. Putin said he understood India’s concerns about the war in Ukraine,” the daily said.
“Mr. Modi’s comments came a day after President Xi Jinping of China – in his first face-to-face meeting with Mr. Putin since the invasion began – struck a far more subdued tone than the Russian president, and steered clear in his public comments of any mention of Ukraine,” reported the New York Times.