NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that India would always stand with the people of Afghanistan notwithstanding the terror attack on Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, as President Ashraf Ghani called him up to brief him on the incident.
Mr. Ghani also condemned the terrorist attack in Pathankot and extended condolences at the loss of lives in it.
During the call, Mr. Ghani briefed Mr. Modi about the terrorist attack in Mazar-e-Sharif, a PMO statement said.
The Prime Minister expressed deep appreciation for the exemplary bravery and courage shown by the Afghan National Security Forces in thwarting the terrorist attack and ensuring security and safety of the Indian Consulate and personnel, the statement said.
“Prime Minister conveyed that India would always stand with the people of Afghanistan,” it added.
The Afghan President also expressed support at the loss of lives and property in the earthquake in India.