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Russia backs India after surgical strikes

Russia backs India after surgical strikes

Russia became the first P5 country to openly back India’s move of surgical strikes. The country stated that every country has the right to defend itself and backed India’s move.

Alexander M Kadakin, Russia’s Ambassador to New Delhi said that Russia has always been with India in fighting cross border terrorism.

Kadakin said that human rights are violated when terrorists attack military installations and peaceful civilians. He added that Russia welcomes the surgical strike as every country has the right to defend itself.

Talking about the Russia-Pakistan joint military exercise, he said that India need not worry about it as it did not take place in Pakistan-Occupied Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Furthermore, a Russian Foreign Ministry said last week that Russia always supports decisive struggle against terrorism. Russian government is concerned with the aggravation happening along the line of control between India and Pakistan. The country said that both parties should not allow the escalation of tension and diplomatic measures should be used.

According to the statement of Russia, they asked the government of Pakistan to take steps in stopping terrorist group activities in its territory.

Besides Russia, other world powers like USA who seem to be supporting India with the surgical strikes said that terrorist attacks like the one that happened in Uri only make things worse. This was talked about by US Secretary of State John Kirby and the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj earlier this week.

Kirby said de-escalation of tension is necessary. He said that US is closely following the situation between the two countries. He added that action must be taken to neutralize terrorist groups like LeT, and Haqqani Network, Jaish-E-Mohammed. US has always been with its partners in the region for counter terrorism. He however did not talk about co-operation between India and the United States on the latest Indian operation.

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