Russia condemns Uri attack; calls off military exercise with Pakistan
By NewsX Bureau/IANS
| Monday, September 19, 2016 - 21:28
New Delhi: Condemning the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, Russia on Monday, said it is "concerned about the fact that, according to New Delhi, the army base was attacked from Pakistani territory".
Following the diplomatic pressure after the Uri attack on army camp in J&K, Russia called-off its joint military exercise with Pakistan.
In a statement released by the Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the criminal act should be investigated properly and that its organisers and perpetrators be held accountable.
"We strongly condemn the terrorist attack against an army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri in the early hours of September 18, which killed 17 and injured 30 service personnel. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a rapid recovery to all those injured," the statement said, according to the Russian Embassy in Delhi.
Regarding the Pathankot Indian air base attack in January 2016, we are very concerned about the terrorist attacks near the Line of Control (LoC). We are also concerned about the fact that, according to New Delhi, the army base near Uri was attacked from Pakistani territory.
"We believe that this criminal act will be investigated properly and that its organisers and perpetrators will be held accountable".
"We confirm our continued support for the Indian government's counterterrorism efforts," it said.