As the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan rages on the fifth day leading to many casualties, India expressed its outrage on Thursday and called for restraint between the two nations.
Calling progress “disturbing,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Speaker Anurag Shrivastava said, “India is worried about the situation that threatens regional peace and stability. We affirm the need for the sides to cease hostilities immediately, to preserve patience, and to take all necessary measures to maintain peace at the border. India claims that any permanent solution to the conflict can only be accomplished successfully by diplomatic negotiations.
Clashes have broken out between the Christian-majority of Armenia and the Muslim-majority of Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which is officially recognized as part of Azerbaijan but has the majority of ethnic Armenians.
India has a strong friendship with both nations. The North-South international transport corridor goes from Mumbai to Chabahar via Azerbaijan to Moscow, which is key to India’s connectivity plans. The then Minister of Foreign Affairs of India, Sushma Swaraj, visited Azerbaijan in 2018.
In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly ( UNGA). After the conference, he tweeted, “He had detailed discussions with PM Nikol Pashinyan. We spoke about extending collaboration between India and Armenia in aspects related to technology, pharmaceuticals and agro-industry.
During the conference, Prime Minister Pashinyan referred to the success of Indian films, music, and yoga in Armenia. Earlier in 2020, when Armenian PM was found with COVID-19, PM Modi tweeted for rapid recovery. He said, “In this tough phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and his family are looking forward to a swift recovery. India is standing with Armenia in the battle against COVID-19.
Armenia is backing India on a variety of main fronts. In 2019, in response to a Zee Media query in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Pashinyan said that Turkey was raking Kashmir, “In the Kashmir dispute, we totally defend the Indian position and it is our firm position.”
In the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, analysts said that there is a chance that this conflict will take on a huge shape in the coming days because Russia is going to join it.
Can offer an order to strike: with the kind of climate, it is likely that Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an assault on Turkey. Since Russia is with Armenia, while Turkey is advocating for Azerbaijan as a Muslim republic. It has been confirmed that Turkey and Pakistan are sending terrorists to fight on behalf of Azerbaijan. If Turkey orders an offensive, a horrible war will begin between Russia and Turkey, and other major powers will enter the war.
Scene of destruction: war has been going on for the last four days in Azerbaijan and Armenia, two minor countries near the Iran-Turkey border. The photographs of the fires and the destruction that came from the frontline are very distressing. At the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia, sometimes the sound of an explosion is heard around the clock. Azerbaijan is a Muslim-majority region, although many Christians live in Armenia.