Russia backs India on J&K stance
10 October 2001
The Hindustan Times
New Delhi: Russia on Wednesday strongly backed India''s stand that the global coalition against terrorism must address the cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. ''We support action against terrorists whether in Moscow, Chechnya, New York, Philippines, Jammu and Kashmir and other places in the world,'' Russian ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin told reporters after a meeting with Home Minister L K Advani in New Delhi. The envoy said Russia has always been a steadfast supporter of India and it believed that ''geographically Jammu and Kashmir is part of India.''