India Backs Russia’s ‘Legitimate Interests’ in Ukraine

India Backs Russia’s ‘Legitimate Interests’ in Ukraine – thediplomat.com, March 8, 2014
[Thanks to Tom for pointing this out.]
…Telegraph India offers another reason. According to the report cited above, Indian officials have told Telegraph India that, in the newspaper’s words, Delhi is “convinced that the West’s tacit support for a series of attempted coups against democratically elected governments — in Egypt, Thailand and now Ukraine — has only weakened democratic roots in these countries.”
This rationale would be consistent with India’s long-standing, deep-seated abhorrence to anything that merely resembles Western imperialism. At the same time, India has not historically made supporting democracy abroad a central tenet of its foreign policy.

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