New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a high-level meeting on March 13 to review the preparedness of India’s security, and prevailing a global scenario in context with the ongoing Ukraine crisis, sources have said.
At the meet, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar too will be present. NSA Ajit Doval and other senior officials too will be part of this meet.
The Chiefs of Army Navy and Air Force are also present at the Meet.
Prime Minister has also held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy – and called for a return to talks and diplomacy to end the bloodshed and destruction.
In the meet PM Modi was briefed about the latest developments in Ukraine, the government said in a statement. It also showed the latest developments and different aspects of India’s security preparedness in the border areas as well as in the maritime and air domain.
Speaking of Naveen Shekharappa, the Indian who died amid the Russian Invasion, PM Modi directed that all possible efforts should be made to bring back his body.
Prime Minister also reiterated that every effort must be made to make India self-reliant in the defence sector, sources said.
On Thursday, after addressing BJP workers after the party’s big win in the latest round of state elections, PM Modi said, “India’s needs are connected to both Russia and Ukraine, but the country is on the side of peace and hopes that all problems get resolved through dialogue.”
He said that, there s a connection of India and countries involved in the war. The connection is economically, security wise, politically, and education wise. India’s several needs are connected to those countries.
PM Modi further added that the ongoing war has affected countries across the globe. India is on peace side, and is hoping that that all problems are resolved with deliberations.
Under ‘Operation Ganga’ government has evacuated many stranded nationals from Ukraine. In last week the evacuation operation ended.
Before the evacuation, PM Modi had spoken with President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, which had a big role in bringing back the stranded nationals about after two ceasefire attempts failed in Ukraine.
News Agency ANI has reported that India also engaged with the Red Cross, both in Geneva and Ukraine, for help with evacuating the students.
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