India doesn’t follow national sanctions: Jaishankar

India has long stated that it does not recognize unilateral sanctions imposed by individual countries and that it only follows UN sanctions.

India doesn’t follow national sanctions: Jaishankar
Dr. S. Jaishankar. Source: Twitter
Dr. S. Jaishankar. Source: Twitter

As the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada strive to hold more local leaders accountable for the military coup in Myanmar, India declared on Friday during the Quad meet in Melbourne that it does not adopt the idea of "national sanctions."

India has long stated that it does not recognize unilateral sanctions imposed by individual countries and that it only follows UN sanctions. India's Myanmar policy has also been influenced by the need to combat insurgency along its border with the country, as well as China's growing influence in the region.