The External Affairs Ministry has said India is willing to look at any suggestion on the One-Belt One-Road, OBOR project, if its sensitivities are taken into account. Reacting to a media query on Russian Foreign Minister’s call asking New Delhi to find a way out to join China’s OBOR connectivity initiative, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, India’s position on OBOR is very clear.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday had pitched for India joining the project, hoping that New Delhi will find a way out to benefit from the mega project without sacrificing its position over it. About India’s opposition to the project, the Russian foreign minister had said, the specific problem in this regard should not make everything else conditional for resolving political differences.
India has opposed the OBOR due to its sovereignty concerns over the 50 billion Dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). CPEC is part of the OBOR.