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The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh commended the bravery of the Afghan Security Forces in repulsing the attack on the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister was speaking to President Karzai of Afghanistan who called him this evening. The Prime Minister assured President Karzai said that that such attacks will neither succeed in undermining our close relations nor deter India from fulfilling its commitment to help the Afghan people build a peaceful, stable and united and prosperous Afghanistan.
President Karzai briefed the Prime Minister on the attack. He also said that he reciprocated the Prime Minister's belief in the strength of the Indo-Afghan relationship. Together, the two countries would defeat terrorism. President Karzai said that incidents such as these only had the consequence of strengthening the collective resolve of both countries.