India has sent 38 tonnes of food and critical medical equipment to the Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, said Ambassador R. Ravindra, India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, on October 25.
Representing India at the United Nations Security Council Open-debate on the “situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question,” Ravindra said India was deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and large-scale loss of civilians in the ongoing conflict. “We also urge the parties to work towards creating conditions necessary for peace and for restarting direct negotiations, including through de-escalation and issuing violence,” he added.
The deputy permanent envoy to the UN condemned the attacks unequivocally. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first global leaders to convey his condolences over the loss of lives.
He reaffirmed India’s support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine issue, which can lead to the establishment of a sovereign, independent and viable state of Palestine, living within secure and recognised borders, side by side in peace with Israel, taking into account the legitimate security concerns of Israel.
India reiterated the need for an early resumption of direct peace negotiations.