Russian Ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin in an interview with a new channel said that his was the only country to say in plain words that terrorists came from Pakistan. he called upon Pakistan to stop trans-border terror.

Russia Welcomes Surgical Strikes Across LoC
Kadakin said that his country had always been with India in fighting cross-border terrorism. "Greatest human rights violations take place when terrorists attack military installations and attack peaceful civilians in India. We welcome the surgical strikes. Every country has right to defend itself," Kadakin said.

Explanation On Pakistan-Russia Joint Military Exercise
Kadakin also assured that India does not need to worry about the Russia-Pakistan joint military exercises, and added that the exercises did not take place in "Pakistan-Occupied Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir". "India should not be concerned about military exercises between Russia and Pakistan because the theme of the exercise is anti-terror fighting. That's in India's interests that we teach Pakistani army not to use itself for terror attacks against India," he added, the news channel said. "And the exercise was not held in any sensitive or problematic territories like Pakistan-occupied Indian state of Jammu," said the Russian Ambassador.

NSAs Talk On Phone To Douse The Rising Tension At LoC
The National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan talked on Monday morning to reduce tension between the two neighbouring nations along the Line of Control. According to Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan's NSA Nasser Janjua and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval talked to diffuse tension between the two countries. "Both the officials stressed on the need to establish contact to reduce tensions along the Line of Control," said Aziz.

Pakistan Leaders Term Surgical Strikes 'Ludicrous'

Pakistan political parties put aside their sharp differences to unanimously back Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the Kashmir issue and termed the recent Indian claims of surgical strikes as "ludicrous". Chaired by Sharif, the meeting, attended by almost all political party heads, discussed the security situation with special focus on the Kashmir situation.

Briefing those present, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary said, "Pakistan wants peace and Kashmir and other bilateral issues should be discussed with India." The Foreign Secretary denied the Indian claim of surgical strikes across the Line of Control and dismissed New Delhi's allegations against Islamabad regarding the September 18 attack at an army camp in Uri town of Kashmir, which left 19 security personnel dead.