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U.S. lawmaker urges India to speak out against Ukraine invasion

House Asia subcommittee chair Bera hopes sanctions deter China in Indo-Pacific

Bera says India can play a constructive role in ending the crisis because it has open lines of communication with Moscow.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- India should "speak with a stronger voice" against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, U.S. Rep. Ami Bera told Nikkei in a telephone interview, stressing that "this is a situation where there really can't be a middle ground."

Bera, a Indian-American Democratic congressman who represents the California district that includes the city of Sacramento, chairs the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and nonproliferation, giving him significant clout on legislation and spending in that area.

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