Washington: The American Association of
Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), one of the most
influential doctors’ organisation in the US, on Monday said the
terrorist attacks like the one in Pune last week would not
stop the rise of India as a global power.
Terming the terrorist attack in Pune as a provocative
act on the part of the terror groups, AAPI in a statement
commended India for the restraint shown by it.
"This attack is just the latest provocation India has
faced, making it virtually the only nation in the global
community to continually show remarkable restraint in the face
of ongoing terrorism," said AAPI president Dr Vinod K Shah.
"Citizens of India, Iran, Sudan, Nepal, Taiwan and
Germany suffered injuries in this attack, indicating the
global reach of this senseless violence. We give our sincerest
condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this
attack," Dr Shah said.
"We will continue to advocate for stronger US-India
ties, increased tourism to India and encouraging further
investments and business ties with India. Terrorist attacks
will not deter our support for India, nor will they stop
India`s rise as a global power," he said.
"The Indian American physician community remains
committed to showing our solidarity with the people of Pune
and India at this time," said Dr Shah.