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Government downplays Manohar Parrikar comment on anti-ISIS op

Parrikar, had said, “We have made it clear that if there is a UN resolution and if there is UN flag and a UN mission, then as per India’s policy to operate under UN flag, we will participate.”

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 18, 2015 2:11:42 am
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The CenTRe on Thursday downplayed remarks of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that the country could undertake anti-ISIS operations under a UN flag if the global body adopts a resolution in this regard.

“It is not as if India has been part of every UN-led mission. It is a hypothetical situation. Right now, there is no UN resolution authorising force against ISIS. If in the future a situation is created, we will take a call at that time,” said External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

Parrikar, who has returned after a crucial meeting with his US counterpart in Washington, said, “We have made it clear that if there is a UN resolution and if there is UN flag and a UN mission, then as per India’s policy to operate under UN flag, we will participate.”

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