U.S. concerned about India’s participation in Russia military exercises

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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

Washington, D.C. – The United States is concerned about India’s plans to participate in joint military exercises with Russia, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Tuesday.

Last month, Moscow announced plans to hold “Vostok” (East) exercises from August 30 to September 5, even as it wages a costly war in Ukraine.

The military exercises are expected to include China, India, Belarus, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and other countries, China’s defence ministry said.

Asked about India’s participation, Jean-Pierre told reporters as President Joe Biden flew to Pennsylvania that the United States was concerned about any country participating in military exercises with Russia while it is at war with Ukraine.

(Reuters)

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