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India Expresses Concern Over Armenia, Azerbaijan Clashes

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been preventing over the mountainous area of Nagorno-Karabakh. (File)

New Delhi:

India has expressed its concern over stories of resumption of hostilities within the Nagarno-Karabakh area of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border which befell within the early hours of September 27 and reiterated the necessity for the edges to stop hostilities instantly, maintain restraint and take all attainable steps to keep up peace on the border.

India additionally expressed its assist for OSCE Minsk Group’s continued efforts for a peaceable decision of the battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

“We have seen resumption of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region since the early hours of 27 September resulting in casualties on both sides. India is concerned over this situation which threatens regional peace and security,” the External Affairs Ministry mentioned in an announcement on Thursday.

It mentioned India believes that any lasting decision of the battle can solely be achieved peacefully by means of diplomatic negotiations.

“We reiterate the need for the sides to cease hostilities immediately, keep restraint and take all possible steps to maintain peace at the border. In this regard, we support OSCE Minsk Group”s continued efforts for a peaceful resolution of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” the assertion mentioned.

Armenia and Azerbaijan have been at loggerheads over the mountainous area of Nagorno-Karabakh since 1988. Peace talks have been held since 1994 when a ceasefire was reached, however there have been occasional minor clashes alongside the borders.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had on Monday known as on Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders to take instant steps to ascertain a ceasefire.

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