UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that relations between Moscow and New Delhi will be one of the key topics up for discussion during his two-day visit to India to meet with his counterpart Narendra Modi.
The UK has been trying to persuade India to reconsider its close ties to Russia in light of the military conflict in Ukraine. New Delhi has so far refused to condemn Moscow for attacking its neighbor.
However, Johnson will apparently refrain from trying to “lecture” Modi during his visit, according to the PM’s spokesperson.
“The UK would not seek to lecture other democratically elected governments on what course of action was best for them. Rather we would look to offer new opportunities which benefited both the people of UK and India,” said Boris Johnson’s spokesperson Max Blain on Tuesday, ahead of the PM’s visit to India.
Blain added that Britain would “work with other countries to provide alternative options for defense procurement and energy for India to diversify its supply chains away from Russia.”