India also said that the goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degree Celsius from pre-industrial times will require developed countries to 'massively' reduce their emissions and 'scale up' the financial support to developing countries.

"I must stress that the concept of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) is a great innovation and has proved a game-changer. It has enabled the participation of over 186 countries. Yet, INDCs are not even mentioned in the draft," Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

India strongly put across its point that durable agreement at Paris 'cannot' be crafted by 'diluting' historical responsibilities or by putting the polluters and the victims at the same level.

Describing the latest draft as the 'starting point for the final push', Javadekar said there were many 'points of departure' at this stage of negotiations and much work is need to reach a point of convergence.

"This is crucial. The principles of the Convention must be stated correctly without any unnecessary additions," he added.

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