News India Times – that’s all you need to know India News India Times May 6, 2022 18 India At UNSC Reiterates Call For Cessation Of Violence In Ukraine I ndia’s Deputy Permanent Representa- tive to the United Nations, R Ravindra onWednesday (local time) reiterated its call for an immediate cessation of violence and hostilities in Ukraine. He made these remarks at the UNSC Arria-formula meeting on Ukraine. “We continue to remain deeply concerned at the worsening situation in Ukraine and reiterate, call for an immediate cessa- tion of violence, an end to hostilities,” Ravindra said. He said that India believes that no solution can be arrived at by shedding blood and at the cost of innocent lives. “We have emphasized right from the beginning of the conflict the need to pur- sue the path of diplomacy and dialogue. We have unequivocally condemned the reported killings in Bucha and retreat our support for the call for an independent investigation,” the country’s Deputy Per- manent Representative said at UNSC. Ravindra further welcomed UN Sec- retary General’s ongoing visit to Moscow and Kyiv. “We welcome UN Secretary General’s ongoing visit in the region, including to Moscow and Kyiv and have taken positive note of his discussions with the parties on humanitarian corridors in Ukraine, especially in Mariupol,” he said. “India has been at the forefront of pro- tecting human rights from its inception, including in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We firmly believe that all decisions should be taken respecting due process, as all our demo- cratic quality and structures in join us to do. This applies to international orga- nizations as well, including the United Nations,” Ravindra said. He also highlighted that India is not a party to the Rome Statute. “We continue to emphasize to all member states of the UN that the global order is anchored on international law, UN Charter and respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty of the state,” he said. “It is in our collective interest to work constructively both inside the United Na- tions and outside towards seeking solu- tion to the conflict in Ukraine,” he added. - ANI REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko A local resident carries an armchair outside a block of flats heavily damaged during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 25, 2022. IAICC And Phdcci Ink Mou To Advance India-Us Trade Relations T he Indian American International Chamber of Commerce (IAICC) recently signed a Memo- randum of Understanding (MoU) with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) in New Delhi in an effort to deepen economic ties be- tween India and the United States. The MoU was signed by IAICC Executive Chairman & CEO, KV Kumar, and Secretary General of PHDCCI, Sau- rabh Sanyal, in the presence of President of PHDCCI and other officials on April 7, 2022. Both Kumar and Sanyal stated the MoU is an impor- tant step in furthering India-US trade relations. The MoU, which recognizes the common desire to enhance cooperation between the two organizations, will pro- mote trade and investment relations between Indian and the US; assist in the organization of trade and market research missions; organize B2B meetings, seminars and conferences; create and maintain a continuing exchange of information about economic developments; and pro- mote visits of officials of both Organizations from time to time with a view to foster cooperation. In addition to the signing of the MoU in New Delhi, Kumar also met with IAICC officials and industry leaders in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Singapore to review IAICC’s work progress, and to discuss collaboration between IAICC and other organizations. Kumar met with MD & CEO of Bombay Stock Ex- change, and Chairman of the IAICC Corporate Advisory Board, Ashishkumar Chauhan, Chairman of the IAICC International Division, Malav Dani, Founding Chair- man of Asian Paints, Ashwin Dani, Yoga Practitioner and Painter, Ina Dani, and Chairman of theWorld Trade Center, Vijay Kalantri in Mumbai; Chairman of External Affairs Committee P.P. Chaudhary, and IAICC Executive Board Director and India Chairman, Anil Agarwal in New Delhi; Executive Board Member & the IAICC South India Chairman, Chirag Purushotham, and Managing Direc- tor & CEO of the Tata Medical & Diagnostics, Ltd, Girish Krishnamurthy in Bengaluru. Krishnamurthy is also the Chairman of the IAICC Karnataka State Chapter. “During my meetings, I discussed ways to collaborate with various organizations for advancing US-India trade relations, and also sought their support for the upcoming IAICC 30th Anniversary Convention from October 17-19, 2022 inWashington DC. All of them were very supportive of IAICC’s initiatives and promised participation during the Convention,” Kumar told News India Times. Kumar said the Executive Chairman & CEO of Biocon, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, commended the work of IAICC and offered Biocon’s participation at the Convention as well. During his trip to Singapore, Kumar met with the new- ly appointed Executive Director of the IAICC Singapore Chapter, Anandi Iyer and discussed plans to inaugurate the Chapter soon. As part of the mission, Kumar met with Rajeev Srivastav, head of an Investment Company, and Ashok Bajpai, in charge of mergers & acquisitions, at HH Healthcare. Both have agreed to serve on the Board of the IAICC Singapore Chapter. On April 6th, Kumar also participated at a panel dis- cussion in Doordarshan, National News Channel of India, in New Delhi, where he discussed about opportunities and issues relating to the Small and Medium Enterprises. Kumar thanked Chairman of the IAICC Executive Board, Appen Menon, and Executive Board Member, Kinesh Doshi and other officials for their support. Photos:KV Kumar,IAICC Third from left, KV Kumar, and second from right, Saurabh Sanyal with officials at the MoU signing ceremony at PHDCCI on April 7, 2022 in New Delhi. KV Kumar greeting Ashishkumar Chauhan MD & CEO at the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai. By T.Vishnudatta Jayaraman