India – Terrorist attack - Communiqué issued by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (14 February 2019)

I utterly condemn the despicable attack that has just been targeted against India. I extend my condolences to the families of the soldiers who died and express my wholehearted solidarity with the Indian government and people.

France has always stood and will continue to stand alongside India in the fight against terrorism in all its forms. I call on each state to take effective measures to combat the terrorist networks and their funding channels and to prevent the cross-border movement of terrorist groups such as Jaish-e-Muhammad, which has claimed responsibility for this attack.