Terrorist attack in India
Statement of the Deputy Spokesperson of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Paris, 19 September 2016
Q: What is your reaction to the attack against Indian military personnel that took place yesterday?
A: We condemned on Sunday the terrible attack carried out in Uri yesterday.
After that of Pathankot earlier this year, this attack reminds us that India, like France, is a victim of terrorism. More than ever before, we remain at the side of our strategic partner, India, for fighting this scourge.
As underscored by the President of the French Republic during his India visit in January this year, all countries must effectively combat terrorism emanating from their territory or from territories under their control. We call for decisive action to be taken, in accordance with international law, against the terrorist groups targeting India,
particularly the Lashkar-eTaiba, the Jaish-e-Mohammed, and the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.
Nothing can justify terrorism, which must be combatted everywhere with the same determination.
Statement of the Spokesperson of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Paris, 18 September 2016
France most firmly condemns the terrible terrorist attack perpetrated on 18 September against an Indian army camp in the region of Kashmir. It conveys its condolences to the families of the 17 Indian soldiers killed in this attack.
France remains at India’s side in the combat against terrorism. It calls on every State to fight effectively against terrorist groups operating on their territory or from their territory against other countries.
France also recalls the importance it attaches to bringing calm and the peaceful settlement of disputes in the region of Kashmir.