Uri attack: China urges India & Pak to exercise ‘restraint’
“Recent violent clashes and attacks caused some casualties and strains in India-Pakistan relations,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said.
“We are concerned about that. We hope all relevant parties can exercise restraint and avoid escalating tensions,” he said referring to the Sunday attack on an army camp at Uri in Kashmir, in which 18 soldiers were killed. He was replying to a question about India’s charge that the Uri incident was a cross-border terrorist attack from Pakistan, and Islamabad’s allegation that New Delhi was trying to divert attention from tensions in Kashmir.
In a guarded reply, Lu said, “regarding counter-terrorism, our position is consistent. We oppose all forms of terrorism and believe in enhanced international cooperation to deal with this threat” and safeguard peace.
“Both India and Pakistan are important regional countries and we hope they have more dialogue and properly deal with disputes,” he said.