19 Dec : UN climate talks on Saturday avoided failure by formally acknowledging a new US-led accord for combating global warming despite opposition from several nations.
PM Manmohan Singh said regardless of the outcome of the summit India is committed to voluntary emission cuts.
Final decision at the 193-nation talks that stopped short of endorsing the deal and the conference of the parties takes note of the Copenhagen accord.
Leaders of the BASIC group have taken a stand based on their common interest and the interests of the poor and small developing nations.
Earlier, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that vast majorities of countries do not support any negotiations or dilution of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Addressing his counterparts at Copenhagen climate summit, he said that Kyoto protocol should continue to stand as a valid legal instrument.
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said that people of India want good relations with China.
Addressing mediapersons after a meeting of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the Copenhagen summit, Ms Rao said that China respects India on the basis of equality and the China-US joint statement on South Asia does not target India.