India stays neutral on Middle East crisis
TORONTO -External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has clarified the stance of Indian government in Rajya Sabha saying India’s policy on Palestine issue remains unchanged, and the
government will not take sides over the Gaza conflict. However, she reiterated the need of peace talks between the two conflicting nations – Israel and Palestine. She condemned violence and urged both countries to accept Egypt’s offer while opposition condemned the Gaza carnage, pressed for adoption of a resolution, demanded suspension of all military purchases from Israel and wanted India to raise the issue at the UN.