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US heartened by Modi’s comments to Putin, says Pentagon official

Modi had told the Russian president, “Today’s era is not an era of war, and I have spoken to you on the phone about this.”

Prime Minister Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 22nd annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held between 15 and 16 September in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

The United States is heartened by the recent comment made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Russian President Vladimir Putin that "this is not the time for war in Ukraine," a senior Pentagon official said on Thursday.

Prime Minister Modi had met President Putin in Uzbekistan city Samarkand on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, which had concluded last week.

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