In a letter to the UN last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India hopes for an early realization of a sovereign independent and united Palestinian state coexisting peacefully with Israel. Photo: ReutersNew Delhi: India on Thursday dissociated itself from a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel stating that it would take an independent stance on the subject. India has traditionally supported the Palestinian cause and opened diplomatic ties with Israel in 1992 when the two sides came together for peace talks under US auspices. It has since balanced ties with Arab countries where it has a sizeable diaspora presence and deep energy ties on the one hand, and Israel on the other. But in a letter to the UN last week, Modi said India hopes for the early realization of a sovereign independent and united Palestinian state coexisting peacefully with Israel.
Source: Mint December 07, 2017 04:30 UTC