Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said Europe has imported six times more fossil fuels from Russia than India since February 2022 and that if a $60,000 per capita income society has its concerns, it “will have to bother” with $2,000. Society with per capita income”. Hope should not be kept.
A New York Times report quoted Jaishankar as saying that “a world that is still almost entirely Western” is changing from the impact of the Ukraine war and is becoming “multi-coalition”. The world is changing to a world where countries will be able to “choose their policies and preferences and interests”.
Russia started attacking Ukraine on 24 February 2022 and since then western countries are asking countries to sacrifice crude oil from Russia to punish it. The Indian government has been staunchly defending its oil trade with Russia, saying that it will buy oil from wherever it is cheaper.