Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks Bhutan for support after Uri attack
| Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 21:17
Benaulim: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay for the support given by the Himalayan kingdom after last month's cross-border terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri.
He spoke during a bilateral meeting with Tobgay who has come here to attend the BRICS-Bimstec Outreach Summit.
"The Prime Minister thanked Prime Minister Tobgay for the very strong support that Bhutan had rendered after the Uri terror attack as also the solidarity shown in relation to the Saarc summit," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said at a media briefing here after the meeting.
"He (Tobgay) said that the people and the government of Bhutan were deeply concerned at the deteriorating security situation in the region, caused entirely on account of terrorism," he said.
"He said that terrorism in all its forms is unacceptable, but cross-border terrorism and he specifically used the word cross border terrorism is truly the worst form of terrorism."
The September 18 cross-border terror attack on an army camp at Uri claimed the lives of 19 Indian soldiers.