We have all been horrified by the graphic stories emerging from India concerning the terrorist attack on Mumbai.
Our thoughts are with all those who have relatives or friends who were victims of this cowardly assault.
India is quickly developing as one of the world's greatest democratic nations with a growing economy to match its status. We remain confident that the resilience of the Indian nation will ensure that the damage is quickly repaired, although nothing can bring back the tragic loss of those who were killed.
I hope that we will all do everything we can to demonstrate that Britain stands solidly behind India as she deals with the aftermath of these dreadful events.
The borough of Ealing has close ties with India as many living here have family and friends there.
I believe we should send a strong message of support from Ealing and be ready to assist in any way we are able, if asked, as the work to rebuild begins.
Conservative parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central and Acton