20 Mar '11, 11am

India 'regrets' air strikes on Libya

NEW DELHI - INDIA expressed regret on Sunday over the multinational air strikes on Libya, appealing in a foreign ministry statement for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Forces led by France, Britain and US began bombarding Libya with missiles from air and sea on Saturday to enforce a United Nations-mandated no-fly zone and protection of rebels from Muammar Gaddafi's forces. 'India views with grave concern the continuing violence, strife and deteriorating humanitarian situation in Libya,' the statement said. 'It regrets the air strikes that are taking place. The measures adopted should mitigate and not exacerbate an already difficult situation for the people of Libya.' China and Russia have also issued similar statements. The two nations were the most prominent voices in opposition to military action in Libya within the 15-member United Nations Security Council, of wh...

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