Why did India abstain from UNSC Vote

‘Matter of regret…’: India abstains from UNSC vote ‘deploring’ Putin’s war on Ukraine

India abstained on a US-sponsored UN Security Council resolution that condemned Russia’s “aggression” against Ukraine and demanded “immediate, complete and unconditional” withdrawal of Russian forces from the neighboring country.  A permanent member of the Security Council, Russia used its veto power to block the resolution, as expected.  Eleven counties voted in favor of the resolution, while three countries, including India, abstained.

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