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Ready to support India in diversifying its energy imports: White House

Prime News, International (Washington), April 7:- The United States is ready to support India in diversifying its energy imports, the White House said on Wednesday (April 6), reiterating its desire that New Delhi does not purchase oil from Russia amid American sanctions on Moscow for invading Ukraine.

“We do not think India should accelerate or increase imports of Russian energy and other commodities even as, obviously, those decisions are made by individual countries,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference.

“And (the US is) also making clear that we stand ready to support India as in any efforts to diversify its imports and serve as a reliable supplier even as they’re only importing about one to two per cent of their oil from Russia,” she said in response to a question.

US Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh was in New Delhi last week to discuss with Indian officials on the Russian sanctions. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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