Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (19 September):
I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on the Indian army base in Uri in the Jammu and Kashmir region. Our thoughts are with the families of the murdered soldiers and with the many people who have been injured, some seriously.
Germany stands resolutely at India’s side in the fight against terrorism. At the Indo-German counterterrorism consultations, which will take place in a few days’ time, we will further discuss the threats to our two countries’ societies. We share the view that every country is responsible for taking decisive action against terrorism emanating from its territory.
As is often the case, the terrorists’ aim is for the situation to escalate; they want to trigger a spiral of violence. We must not give in to this logic, including in conflicts between India and Pakistan.