Japan-India Relations

February 15, 2019

On February 15, following the terrorist attack in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan sent the following message of condolences to H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.

“Dear H.E. Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

I resolutely condemn the vicious terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir. On behalf of the Japanese government and people, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to those who lost their lives and their bereaved families, and express my heartfelt sympathy to those who were injured.

I express my heartfelt solidarity to the people of India in the process of overcoming this difficult time.

Such act of terrorism cannot be justified for any reason. Japan is firmly committed to combatting terrorism in cooperation with India and the international community.

Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister of Japan”

On February 14, in the Northern Indian state Jammu and Kashmir, Pulwama, a car carrying explosives crashed into a convoy of Indian security forces, killing at least 44 personnel. The “Jaish-e-Mohammad” militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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