China on Friday condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF troopers and expressed deep sympathy to families of jawans killed in the cowardly act. “Chinese State Councilor and Finance Minister Wang Yi wrote to EAM Sushma Swaraj, condemned Pulwama attack, expressed deep sympathy to families of victims and injured, and stressed that China resolutely opposes and strongly condemns all forms of terrorism,” said Chinese Envoy to India Luo Zhaohui.
Earlier, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said we firmly oppose and strongly condemn all form of terrorism. "We are deeply shocked by this attack. We offer our condolences and sympathies to the injured and families of the bereaved. We firmly oppose and strongly condemn all form of terrorism," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said.
"We hope all relevant regional countries will cooperate to deal with the threat of terrorism and jointly uphold regional peace and stability," he said.
Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.
The bus was part of a convoy of 78 vehicles carrying CRPF personnel from Jammu to Srinagar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said those responsible for the attack will pay "a very heavy price" and security forces will be given a free hand to deal with terrorists.
In a hard-hitting speech, PM Modi said the "blood of the people is boiling" and forces behind the act of terrorism will be definitely punished.