Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and John Cornyn (R-TX), co-chairs of the bipartisan Senate India Caucus, released the following statement on rising tensions in the Kashmir Region, following the reported downing by Pakistan of an Indian military plane and a terrorist attack that killed 40 Indian military police earlier this month:

“We condemn the horrific attack on Indian security forces by a known terrorist group based in Pakistan. For too long Pakistan has harbored terrorist groups that have threatened stability in Asia and around the world. At the same time, it is critical that both India and Pakistan take immediate measures to deescalate the volatile situation along their border. We urge the governments of both nuclear-armed neighbors to step back and avoid further provocative actions while keeping open lines of communication and working to reduce tensions.”