Why West must remember 1971 when it talks Ukraine

Updated: July 21, 2022, 9:17 PM IST

India is under pressure from the US to shift its stance on the war in Ukraine from neutrality to one more supportive of the war in Ukraine. West‘s position. The problem is that while American officials’ memories are typically short—Henry Ford once said “history is more or less bunk”—those of their Indian counterparts are very long indeed.
From the West’s perspective, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine breaks fundamental principles of the rules-based international order, including a fundamental UN Charter clause that states that member states must not use force against the territorial integrity or political independence of another state.

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