After Russian President Vladimir Putin's strong words extending support and expressing readiness for strengthening cooperation towards joint counter-terrorism following the dastardly attack on CRPF forces by Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pulwama, Russian Ambassador to India, Nikolay R Kudashev, also reiterated the country's assistance.
He also had severe words against Pakistan-backed terrorists who carried the attack where he said that they must be punished and that "retribution is inevitable".
"All the perpetrators should be duly punished, retribution is in inevitable. I think this tragedy is also a reason to think the current state of international counter-terrorism cooperation.
"I am sure there is every ground to raise the issue of revitalising and boosting activities in regional and global fora, to engage more efficiently in the United Nation's potential.
"Under the UN global counter-terrorism strategy let me remind you, we have resources of the UN counter-terrorism office. These are all methods for our joint terrorism and concerted efforts in the struggle against terrorism," he said.
He also spoke about Russia and India's common interests and strategies to fight against terrorism.
"We belong to the global mainstream of fighting with terrorism. Russia and India advocated stronger central and coordinated UN role to face this scourge. We express heartfelt condolence to grieving families of the deceased and wish a speedy recovery to injured," he said.
Earlier on Friday, Russia President had expressed readiness for strengthening cooperation with India against terrorism.
The global community stood strong alongside India to condemn the cowardly attack on the CRPF battalion resulting in the martyrdom of 37 jawans. Along with countries across geographies, Russia President Vladimir Putin condemned the "brutal crime" perpetrated by Pakistan backed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad. The Russian President assured its longstanding bilateral partner, India their readiness to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation.