WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — U.S. President Joe Biden is singling out Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi for what’s being called a “shaky” response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. India continues to purchase Russian oil and has refused to join votes condemning Moscow at the United Nations. Biden praised the US-led alliance, including NATO, the European Union, and key Asian partners, for its united front against President Vladimir Putin. This includes unprecedented sanctions aimed at crippling Russia’s currency, international trade, and access to high-tech goods.

India, Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla met his U.S. counterpart Victoria Nuland, and discussed the “situation in Ukraine,  as part of the conversation by Washington and their allies with countries that have taken a neutral stand on the Russia invasion of Ukraine.

One of the top American philanthropic institutions, the Hewlett Foundation has been barred by the Ministry of Home Affairs from donating funds to any Indian NGO’s without prior government approval. U.S. officials allege some of the groups that received money violated laws.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.