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Why the World’s Biggest Democracy Is Silent on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine



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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Shutterstock)
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Three times over the past month, the 193-member UN General Assembly and 15-nation UN Security Council came together to vote against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. And every single time, India – a U.S. ally, the world’s largest democracy, and its sixth-largest economy – abstained from voting.

India has steadfastly had Russia’s back at the UN. Russia is, after all, its trusted arms supplier. India is the largest importer of arms from Russia, the world’s second-largest arms exporter after the U.S.

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