Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chose to steer clear from taking sides on US’ decision to withdraw from the landmark Paris climate deal. When asked by media persons at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) about India’s opinion on US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the climate pact, PM Modi said, “It is not a question of which way I go. I will go with the future generations.”
PM Modi further stated that India remains committed to the protection of climate, irrespective of the Paris agreement. At the media briefing, PM Modi said India has traditionally been respecting nature and refrained from exploiting it. “Paris or no Paris, our commitment to preserving the climate is for the sake of future generations,” he said.
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