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Russia backs India in 'decisive struggle against terrorism'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:46 IST

On 30 September, Russia came out in support of India, saying that it expects Pakistan to take immediate steps to curb terrorist activities within the confines of its territory. Russia also expressed concern over the aggravation of tension between the two nations along the Line of Control (LoC).

It also asked the two neighbours not to allow any escalation of tension and settle their disputes through negotiations. In a statement, Russia said it stands for "decisive struggle" against terrorism in all its manifestations.

"We are concerned with the aggravation lately of the situation along the line of control between India and Pakistan. We are calling on the parties not to allow any escalation of tension and to settle the existing problems by political and diplomatic means through negotiations. We stand for decisive struggle against terrorism in all its manifestations," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"We expect that the Government of Pakistan should take effective steps in order to stop the activities of terrorist groups in the territory of the country," the statement read.

The statement came amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, seen as a reprisal for the Uri attack.

--with PTI inputs

First published: 30 September 2016, 8:50 IST
 
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