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Legitimate energy deals should not be politicised, say govt sources

The assertion came amid some criticism against India over its position that it is open to buying discounted crude oil from Russia.

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India’s legitimate energy transactions should not be politicised and countries self-sufficient in oil or those themselves importing from Russia cannot credibly advocate restrictive trading, government sources said on Friday.

The assertion came amid some criticism against India over its position that it is open to buying discounted crude oil from Russia.

Sources said the jump in oil prices following the Ukraine conflict added to India’s challenges and pressure for competitive sourcing has naturally increased.

They said Russia has been a marginal supplier of crude oil to India and it is less than 1 per cent of the country’s requirement, adding there is no

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First Published: Mar 19 2022 | 12:58 AM IST

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