Assange, holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 19, 2012, was quoted as saying in an interview in a newspaper that India was among the first countries he had approached for asylum but he never heard back.
"I was disappointed and saddened that India, known for upholding human rights, never got back despite several requests by me for asylum. Indians are also great supporters of WikiLeaks. I therefore contacted the foreign office through the Indian high commissioner. I wrote to them but they never responded," Assange was quoted as saying by the paper.