President strongly condemns terrorist attack in France

DARJEELING — President Pranab Mukherjee today strongly condemned the terrorist attack in France and said India stands shoulder to shoulder with the French government and its people in fighting terrorism.

“I am shocked to hear about the terrorist attack on an innocent crowd of people gathered to celebrate the Bastille Day in Nice, France,” Mukherjee said.

He said India will strengthen cooperation with France and other countries in the fight against terrorism.

“India stands shoulder to shoulder with the people and government of France as it responds to this attack.

“We will strengthen our cooperation with France and other countries in the fight against terrorism,” Mukherjee said in a series of tweets.

The President, who is in Darjeeling on an official visit, conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and prayers for speedy recovery of the injured. PNA/PTI/northboundasia.com