France has condemned the “terrible terrorist” attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir and said Paris remains on New Delhi’s side in the fight against terrorism.
France also said it “recalls the importance it attaches to bringing calm and the peaceful settlement of disputes in the region of Kashmir”.
In a statement, the French Foreign Ministry spokesperson said: “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.”
At least 17 Indian army soldiers were killed in a fidayeen attack on an army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning.