new Delhi: India’s global standing has gone up a notch, with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky batting on Thursday for an Indian role in a possible resolution of issues with Russia. In an interview to an Indian TV news channel, Zelensky, referring to his offer of direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said: “India is a very powerful state in the world, I would also invite you to be a security guarantor. if they are willing.”

On 1 April, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed his support for Indian mediation: “India is an important and serious country. If India plays a solution-providing role, India as our common partner… We are there to guarantee Ukraine’s security… the West has neglected its responsibility… India can support such a process.”

The Indian role in the crisis was seen in line with the eagerness of both Russia and Ukraine, and with global leaders arriving in New Delhi in recent days, India is probably in a very good position to lead a new effort aimed at resolving . With substantial progress almost certainly ending without mediation efforts by Turkey, Israel and France, India could have a federation of countries on a platform that has taken autonomous positions to neutral positions – such as Italy, Hungary. , Argentina, Venezuela, the United Arab Emirates and even Saudi Arabia, which can also become a guarantor of security.

Besides Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, other prominent leaders who have visited New Delhi in the past few days include Wang Yi, Chinese Foreign Minister and State Adviser, Dalip Singh, US Deputy National Security Adviser, Liz Truss, British Foreign Secretary and . Jens Plotner, German foreign and security policy adviser.

The day on which Russian military action in Ukraine began at dawn – That India has a great opportunity to raise its global reputation to a higher level in the group of nations , So far, India has given a good account of itself in the conduct of its diplomacy and in adherence to its stated policy of strategic autonomy has refused to bow down to the US-led western line, even as its Independently has also received praise from bitter rival Pakistan. -Charted path.

After abstaining from voting on Thursday for the tenth time in ten votes since the start of the Ukraine conflict, India was in a group of 58 votes, with 93 countries voting in favor and 24 leading the way in the UN General Assembly. To expel Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council.

India should also encourage the existence of warm relations with both Russia and Ukraine. While India and Russia have been militarily for the past eight decades with nearly 60 per cent of Indian weapons, platforms and systems already of Russian origin, India also imports energy commodities, agricultural fertilisers, diamonds, etc. from that country.

Ukraine, on the other hand, apart from being a major supplier of edible oil to India, has also been a dedicated supplier for parts and parts of many Indian military equipment and platforms – a legacy of Soviet-era relations with India.