NEW YORK (TIP): U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, (D-NY), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its Subcommittee on Asia, Jan 5 issued the following statement condemning the terrorist attacks against India.
“I condemn the terrorist attacks on the Pathankot Air Force base in India as well as on the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif.
Although those who took part in these assaults were reportedly killed, I hope that others who may be involved in these cowardly acts are caught and swiftly brought to justice. Such attacks undermine efforts to bring peace and stability to the region and should also be denounced by the world community.
I send my condolences to the families of the Indian soldiers who were killed and extend my support to the Indian people during this difficult time. The United States stands shoulder-to-shoulder with our friend and ally India, and I call on U.S. officials to provide India with whatever assistance it may require.”
In addition to the Foreign Affairs panels, Meng is a member of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.