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Modi says India is safeguarding oil tankers in Strait of Hormuz

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit Zvezda shipyard ahead of the Eastern Economic Forum in… POOL September 05, 2019 04:08pm IST

VLADIVOSTOK – Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that India had put security arrangements in place to safeguard its oil tankers passing through the Strait of Hormuz, which has seen a series of attacks on international vessels in recent months.

Modi made the comments at an economic forum in Russia’s Far East, at which Russian President Vladimir Putin also said he was interested in a de-escalation of tensions in the strategic strait.

Reuters

Sep 5, 2019

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, Olesya Astakhova, Andrey Kuzmin; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Alison WilliamsOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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