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QUESTION NO.533 IMPACT OF KILLING OF IRANIAN GENERAL

February 06, 2020

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.533
TO BE ANSWERED ON 06.02.2020

IMPACT OF KILLING OF IRANIAN GENERAL

533. SHRI SURESH PRABHU:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) what is the impact of killing of Iranian General on India’s strategic interests; and

(b) what are the steps taken by Government to tackle this incident with global players?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) & (b) India has been closely following developments in the aftermath of killing of a senior Iranian leader. Peace, stability and security in the West Asia region is of utmost importance to India. The Government immediately engaged with the leadership of various countries in the region and the West. India advocated restraint and emphasized on the need to take steps for deescalation of the situation by all the parties concerned.

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