In the midst of the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict, India has emerged as a significant international voice voicing grave concern over the escalating violence and the dire humanitarian situation in the region.
India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador R Ravindra, recently addressed the UN Security Council, reaffirming India’s support for a two-state solution and detailing India’s efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the affected people of Palestine.
India’s Humanitarian Assistance
Amidst the devastating bombings in the Gaza Strip, India has stepped forward to extend a helping hand to the people of Palestine.
Ambassador R Ravindra highlighted that India has dispatched 38 tonnes of humanitarian goods, including critical medical equipment and medicines, to aid those affected by the conflict.
This act of solidarity reflects India’s commitment to alleviating the humanitarian crisis and supporting the people of Palestine during these challenging times.
India’s stance on the Israel-Gaza conflict is rooted in its strong condemnation of terror attacks on innocent civilians.
Ambassador R Ravindra emphasized that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first global leaders to express condolences and offer prayers for the victims of these attacks.
India unequivocally stood in solidarity with Israel during their moment of crisis, acknowledging the need for collective efforts to combat terrorism.
Deep Concern for Humanitarian Crisis
Recognizing the mounting humanitarian crisis and the tragic loss of civilian lives, India voices deep concern about the deteriorating security situation in the region.
India welcomes the resumption of aid movement into Gaza and appreciates the international community’s efforts to de-escalate the situation and provide humanitarian assistance to the affected people.
India has consistently supported a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine issue, advocating for the establishment of a sovereign, independent, and viable state of Palestine living peacefully alongside Israel.
Ambassador R Ravindra reiterated India’s commitment to this solution, which takes into account the legitimate security concerns of Israel.
India believes that a lasting peace can only be achieved through direct negotiations between the two parties and calls for an early resumption of peace talks.
Bilateral Development Partnership
India’s support for the Palestinian people goes beyond humanitarian aid. Through its bilateral development partnership, India actively engages in various sectors such as health, education, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, and information technology.
The ongoing conflict has underscored the urgent need for credible and direct negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
Ambassador R Ravindra stressed that efforts must be made to create conducive conditions for the resumption of peace talks, with a focus on restoring normalcy in the region.
India’s proactive stance on the Israel-Gaza conflict at the UN demonstrates its commitment to promoting peace, stability, and humanitarian assistance in the region.