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FEBRUARY 2023

India Denies Western Fake News That Modi Cancelled Meeting With Putin Over Nuclear Warning

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India Denies Western Fake News That Modi Cancelled Meeting With Putin Over Nuclear Warning

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West desperately attempts to derail the strengthening of Indian-Russian ties.

Written by Ahmed Adel, Cairo-based geopolitics and political economy researcher

According to “people with knowledge of the matter”, Bloomberg reported that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be holding an annual in-person summit with Vladimir Putin after the Russian president allegedly threatened to use nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine. The same article was shared on Twitter by Professor Derek J. Grossman, national security and Indo-Pacific analyst at RAND Corporation, who disingenuously wrote: “India isn’t pleased with Russia.”

But what is the actual truth?

“The relationship between India and Russia remains strong but trumpeting the friendship at this point may not be beneficial for Modi, said a senior official with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue,” Bloomberg claimed on December 9, before adding that Russia’s nuclear warning was a tipping point for India.

However, an Indian government source clarified on the same day to Reuters that the annual in-person meeting between Modi and Putin took place on the sidelines of an international event in September.

In addition, New Delhi-based WION reported that “sources pointed out that plans to hold the annual summit could not materialise in November and December because of the elections in the [Indian] states of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.”

“Sources also deny western media reports that the Russian President’s nuclear threat had any role to play in India-Russia Summit not happening…” the report added.

For his part, former Indian Ambassador to Moscow Kanwal Sibal tweeted a response to Grossman, saying: “Article tailored to suit a narrative. India was treating Modi’s bilateral meeting with Putin at the SCO meeting at Samarkand as the annual summit between the two leaders in view of elections in Gujarat in December preventing Modi from visiting Moscow.”

This is not the first case of fake news attributed to India’s position on Russia concocted by Western media. In fact, the majority of 2022 has been defined by Western governments and media making fake claims on India’s relations with Russia, something borne mostly out of the frustration that the world’s second most populous country has deepened its relations with the Eurasian country instead, particularly in the energy sector.

Russia has even offered India help in overcoming the oil price cap being imposed by western countries.

“In order not to depend on the ban on insurance services and tanker chartering in the European Union and Britain, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Alexander Novak has offered India cooperation on leasing and building large-capacity ships,” the Russian embassy in New Delhi said in a statement on December 9. “In the first eight months of 2022, Russian oil exports to India grew to 16.35 million tonnes; in the summer, Russia ranked second in terms of oil shipments to India.”

Although India calls for peace negotiations over Ukraine, it still has to stand firm in the face of endless Western pressure to end its purchase of Russian oil. New Delhi has not capitulated to Western pressure and continues to stress that it will keep buying oil from wherever it gets the best deal, something that Russia, and not the West, is offering.

“We do not ask our companies to buy Russian oil. We ask our companies to buy oil, what is the best option that they can get. Now it depends on what the market throws up… Again, please do understand, it’s not just that we buy oil from one country. We buy oil from multiple sources, but it is a sensible policy to go where we get the best deal in the interests of the Indian people and that is exactly what we are trying to do,” Jaishankar told parliament on December 7.

It is the very fact that India pursues policies that it perceives to be best for its citizens that frustrates the West and leads them to fake news campaigns in a vain attempt to disrupt Russian-Indian relations. However, this fake news campaign does not change the reality on the ground, such as the fact that three top Indian ministers and officials have visited Russia since the war in Ukraine began —Heath Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Affairs Minister Jaishankar, or that bilateral ties have deepened in the energy sector.

Meanwhile, The Independent reported that Russia in December is on course to become India’s top oil supplier, a move “that will likely undermine the impact of a price cap imposed by G7 countries and their Western allies.”

“Russian crude oil loadings bound for India climbed to the highest level in November as refiners purchased more than 1 million barrels per day (bpd), according to data provided to The Independent by commodities tracking firm Kpler,” the British outlet reported.

Indian-Russian ties continue to deepen despite the West’s immense frustration. No one would have expected though that the frustration in the West would reach a level of desperation that fake news on the context behind the different circumstances behind this year’s annual meeting between Putin and Modi would be published and disseminated.

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americunt minister of ugliness

jens alwys prefer fake news

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Bobo

I live in the UK and I can tell you that most of the news we get here is fake news especially news from the BBC and sky news network…

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Ahson

but third world muzlim keep coming to the UK to claim dole no? Much like your family no? Here you getting all uppitty for nothing. Get real.

S Balu

Ahson AKA Abu- Gida Indian Dalit boy in brown stained smelly dhoti As you were DISQUALIFIED TO DRIVE Taxis wearing your smelly dhoti without underwear please do not be JEALOUS Rumors are you are now A MIDNIGHT COWBOY WORKING WITH UKRAINIANS

Ahson

Taxi taxi……mirpuri taxi. You a presstv loser. Hendu will revert you soon back to dalit and then you will cry.

S Balu

Ahson Absolutely AKA Abu-Gida Indian Dalit boy in brown stained smelly dhoti now you are a midnight cowboy with Ukrainians When did you become midnight cowboy?

Chris Gr

You believe that Greeks have Mongolic DNA.

S Balu

Chris Gr Check out with John Hopkins university GENOME RESEARCH IT IS BASED IN USA ARE YOU ASHAMED TO ADMIT YOU HAVE TURKISH DNA ?

Chris Gr

Mongolic DNA? Are you kidding me?

Ahson

Don’t take that guy seriously Chris. He’s the fool of Press TV comments. Zionist this, Jew that, Western conspiracy they, India bad, China good, Pakistan awesome. Stupid fella drives a taxi full time and plays Muhammad Bin Henry Kissinger online. Total hypocrite simping for Pakistan which is in bankruptcy proceedings due to massive corruption in their own society.

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S Balu

Ahson ABSOLUTELY AKA Ahson Indian Dalit boy in brown stained smelly dhoti now MIDNIGHT COWBOY WITH UKRAINIANS You are jealous because you have been BANNED DRIVING TAXIS WEARING DHOTI WITHOUT UNDERWEAR SOUTHFRONT .ORG KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE I AM POSTING THIS COMMENT FROM FROM MY IP ADDRESS I have stated fact about research done by John Hopkins university genome studies about Greeks,zionist etc zionist do not have Semitic DNA Chris Gr has agreed in the past that he has ANATOLIAN DNA IE TURKISH CHECK IT OUT With respect corruption which country is not corrupt even you are corrupt I am not a Pakistani nor Indian nor Bangladeshi nor anywhere near there Of course I am a fool because I have given you facts not fiction like you but then you are a midnight cowboy now so it makes no difference

Ahson

Your comments are worthless you stupid baqistani. You are bankrupt from corruption. Your society is shit. You put down hendi and the west whilst you drive taxi in the western world and dream about osama? I’ll come down there and get you deported back to Pakistan. You are what we call a monafigh. You understand?

S Balu

Ahson AKA Abu-Gida MIDNIGHT COWBOY ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY BANKRUPT AND THE SOCIETY IS SHIT IS THIS TYPE SOCIETY YOU LIVE IN WILL YOU COME IN YOUR BROWN STAINED SMELLY DHOTI TO DEPORT ME OR AS A MIDNIGHT COWBOY IS MONAFIGH OF MONAFIGS OR JUST MONAFIG PLEASE MAKE THIS POINT CLEAR

Ahson

You and your circle jerk moderator at press TV are the biggest disgrace. Nothing but junk from you hypocrites. All you cunts are refugees from failed muzlim states now driving taxi’s in the west and the biggest hypocrites. Get lost.

S Balu

Ahson AKA Abu -Gida now midnight cowboy You are absolutely correct when are you coming to deport me Please do not come wearing your brown stained smelly dhoti Where do you want me to get lost ? I am not like you becoming Midnight Cowboy going to Ukrainian front

Ahson

Go back to your pakistan and help your shit-hole instead of driving taxi in Manchester. Go home!

Chris Gr

Anatolian yes but not Turkic. Turkic = Mongol, Anatolian = Asian Minor

S Balu

Chris Gr You have agreed in the past that that over 80% Greeks have Anatolian DNA ie Turkish remember Turks were in Present day Greece for over 800 years and mixing took place then

Chris Gr

What was before that? Greeks have ruled Anatolia. Phrygians, Lydians, Trojans, Cappadocians have Greek genes.

S Balu

Chris Gr Show me the evidence with credible research of what you are stating please otherwise fact remains you have TURKISH DNA and you are ASHAMED OF IT

Chris Gr

Search for own or look at ancient paintings. However, some Hittites have some Mongolic features like slanted eyes and yellow skin.

Bobo

We do not claim dole we have our own family food business and work very hard six days a week my friend. We point out the truth also we are Christians …….

The Crunge

Even he didn’t want to meat with Putin, India is still trading with Russia. That’s a lot more important then some meeting.

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