India against escalation of tension in the Middle East: envoy

India depends heavily on the Middle East for its energy needs and is against any further escalation of tension in the region, a top Indian diplomat said here as experts apprehended a confrontation between the United States and Iran.

“We would not like to see any move towards any escalation in that area,” Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla told reporters at a news conference here on Thursday when asked about the increased tension between the United States and Iran as a result of which the Trump Administration has deployed military assets in the region.

“For the simple reason that we depend very heavily on stability in that part of the world. Their supplies are a major part of our energy requirements. A very large number of Indians also work in the Gulf. Read More

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