Russia welcomes surgical strikes by India; says every country has right to defend itself

Russian ambassador to India Mr. Alexander Kadakin.

Russia today said that it welcomes the surgical strike by India saying every country has a right to defend itself.

Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin also said, his country had always been with India in fighting cross-border terrorism.

The comments came days after Moscow asked lslamabad to take effective steps to stop the activities of terrorist groups on its territory.

Talking to a News Channel, Russian ambassador Mr Kadakin said, greatest human rights violations take place when terrorists attack military installations and attack peaceful civilians in India.

DGMO,  Lt General Ranbir Singh with MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

DGMO, Lt General Ranbir Singh with MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

He also assured India that it does not need to worry about Russia-Pakistan joint military exercise, saying it did not take place in Pakistan-Occupied Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Last week, a Russian Foreign Ministry statement had said Russia stands for decisive struggle against terrorism in all its manifestations. It said, Russia is concerned with the aggravation lately of the situation along the line of control between India and Pakistan.

It added that Russia is calling on the parties not to allow any escalation of tension and to settle the existing problems by political and diplomatic means through negotiations.

The Statement also said that Russia 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.

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