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Paris or no Paris, India is and will always be committed to climate protection: PM Modi

Paris or no Paris, India is and will always be committed to climate protection: PM Modi

National, Russia
India is committed to protecting the climate, irrespective of the Paris agreement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here today but avoided a direct reference to the US withdrawing from the international deal. Addressing the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) here in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin, he said India has traditionally been respecting the nature and desisted from exploiting it. “Paris or no Paris, our commitment to preserving the climate is for the sake of future generations,” Modi said while responding to a question about US President Donald Trump announcing withdrawal of the USA from the Climate Change deal. He said he had made the same comment in Germany three days back when “nobody’s comment had come”, an apparent reference to Trump’s a