WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — Leaders of the Quad group of countries agreed Russia invading Ukraine should never be allowed to happen in the Indo-Pacific. The United States, India, Australia and Japan also agreed this development makes it even more important to work toward realizing a free and open region. The leaders including U.S. President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on to say they must remain focused on its core objective of promoting peace, stability and prosperity.

As a devastating humanitarian crisis unfolds in Ukraine and thousands of Indian nationals including students remain stranded in the country, Hindu group BAPS is helping. Volunteers are setting up emergency kitchens and helping with relief efforts on the ground. 

Indian American Sudha Setty will be leading The City University of New York Law school. She’s the first South Asian to take over this position and is known for being a tough antitrust litigator and experienced. constitutional scholar.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.