Presidents Of Afghanistan, Sri Lanka Call Up PM Modi


New Delhi: In the wake up Uri attack, Presidents of Afghanistan and Sri Lanka on Tuesday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to condemn the “cross-border” terror strike and shared the resolve for sustained efforts to eliminate the threat of terrorism.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made a phone call to the Prime Minister this morning and expressed his condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers. President Ghani strongly condemned the cross-border terror attack and conveyed Afghanistan’s solidarity and support with India for all actions to eliminate the threat of terrorism, a PMO statement said.

PM Modi thanked President Ghani for Afghanistan’s support. Later in the day, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called up PM Modi to express condolences over the loss of lives in the Uri attack.

President Sirisena strongly condemned the cross-border terrorist attack and offered condolences to the families of the victims, the PMO said. The leaders spoke of the need for sustained cooperation among countries of the region to end the scourge of terrorism in the region.

Heavily-armed terrorists suspected to be from Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed attacked an Army base in Uri in Kashmir on Sunday, killing 18 jawans.