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India’s Potential to Assist in Ending Israel-Hamas War

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has urged India to use "all its capacities" to end the Israeli actions in Gaza. This appeal highlights several factors that suggest India can play a significant role in facilitating peace in the region.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with President Raisi by phone and the latter said he expects New Delhi to use all its capacities to end the Israeli bombardment of Gaza.

The Indian prime minister expressed "deep concern at the terrorist incidents, violence and loss of civilian lives," while the Iranian leader asserted that the killing of the Palestinian people "has infuriated all the free nations of the world."

President Raisi emphasized the importance of economic cooperation, particularly through the North-South Corridor and the Chabahar Port. India's economic interests in the region can serve as an incentive for engaging constructively in regional stability and peace efforts.

India has a long history of supporting the Palestinian cause. It recognized the State of Palestine in 1988, and successive Indian governments have expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people. This historical stance can be leveraged to engage in diplomatic efforts to end the conflict.

India was one of the founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which advocates for global peace and security. India's involvement in NAM provides a platform to rally international support for peace in Gaza and the broader Middle East region.

India maintains diplomatic relations with both Israel and Palestine, making it a potential mediator between the conflicting parties. India can use its relationships with both sides to encourage dialogue and negotiations.

India's commitment to humanitarian aid aligns with the urgent need for assistance in Gaza. As mentioned in the conversation between Iranian President Raisi and Indian Prime Minister Modi, there is a consensus on the importance of providing humanitarian aid to the people affected by the conflict.

Lastly, India is a major player in international affairs and holds a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. This positions India to influence international resolutions and actions aimed at resolving the Israeli-Gaza conflict.

Iran's call for a global joint effort for an immediate ceasefire, ending the blockade, and providing aid to Gaza can be a point of convergence for India, given its commitment to multilateral diplomacy. The international community looks to India to use its diplomatic and political influence to help bring about a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict.


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