India’s stand so far has been neutral in this matter. It has asked both the countries to resolve the matter through dialogue but did not blame or condemn either side. The US is upset with this stand of India.
Victoria Nuland, a top diplomat in the Joe Biden Administration, called on Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in New Delhi on Monday. During the voting on the resolution against Russia in the United Nations, some countries, including India, were absent. Due to close ties with Russia, the Indian government has not made any statement against the Vladimir Putin government of Russia so far.
Victoria Nuland is the Under Secretary of State at the US State Department. She is touring India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with her team. All these three countries did not participate in the voting during the condemnation motion brought against Russia in the UN. Nuland is also expected to meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
America knows that India and Russia have a historical and very close relationship. Most of the weapons with the Indian Army are also from Russia. Recently, many countries of the world imposed economic sanctions on Russia. Despite this, the Indian government approved the oil purchase deal with Russia.