Russia voiced concern over situation along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. Further said, Moscow expected that Islamabad would take effective steps to stop the activities of terrorist groups in its territory.
Russia also asked the two neighbors not to allow any escalation of tension and settle their disputes through negotiations. In a statement, Russia said it stands for "decisive struggle" against terrorism in all its manifestations.
“We stand for decisive struggle against terrorism in all its manifestations and expect that the Government of Pakistan should take effective steps in order to stop the activities of terrorist groups in the territory of the country," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The statement came amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29.
"We are concerned with the aggravation lately of the situation along the line of control between India. We are calling on the parties not to allow any escalation of tension and to settle the existing problems by political and diplomatic means,” said the statement.