India urged all sides in the country to abjure violence and create a condition for conducting political dialogue.
"India has consistently called upon all sides to abjure violence so that conditions can be created for an inclusive political dialogue leading to a comprehensive political solution, taking into account the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.
"There can be no military solution to this conflict. We continue to support the proposed 'International Conference on Syria' (Geneva-II), being the best prospect for a political solution, for bringing the Syrian Government and the opposition to the negotiating table," he said.
Speaking on the issue of use of chemical weapons in Syria, he said: "On use of chemical weapons in Syria, India has consistently supported the complete destruction and elimination of chemical weapons worldwide. The international legal norm against the use of chemical weapons anywhere and by anyone should not be breached. However, we will prefer to await the full results of the UN inspection."
Sparking tensions of a possible military attack on Syria by the United States, Israel on Tuesday carried out a joint missile test with the U.S. in the Mediterranean.
Russian state news agency Ria Novosti on Tuesday reported that two "ballistic targets" were detected in the Mediterranean.
The incident triggered tension in the area as U.S. President Barack Obama had earlier said the US will take military action against Syria.
However, Israeli government later clarified that the missile had been fired on Tuesday to test its defence systems, BBC reported.
The US reportedly denied launching any missile towards the Syrian coast.
The Russian news agency earlier in the day reported that the launch of ballistic targets were detected at 10:16 Moscow time (06:16 GMT) by a radar in the southern Russian city of Armavir.
The targets' trajectories ran from the central to the eastern Mediterranean, and fell into the sea, reports said.Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reported the launch to President Vladimir Putin, Ria Novosti reported quoting sources.
While Russia opposes to any outside military intervention in the Syrian civil war, Obama said he will seek Congressional authorisation for intervention and use of force in the country.
--IBNS (Posted on 04-09-2013)