Delhi-Moscow ties to be tested as allegations
India has "unequivocally condemned" killings in the Ukrainian town of Bucha and supported calls for an independent investigation into the "deeply disturbing reports".
This is the strongest statement it has made since Russia invaded Ukraine.
But India's support for an independent inquiry into civilian killings in Bucha is hardly surprising.
It still stopped short of blaming or naming Russia for the violence in Bucha, which was in line with its policy of neutrality over Ukraine.
India has frequently abstained from voting on UN resolutions condemning Russia's actions in Ukraine.