In a letter to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President of World Bank Paul Wolfowitz wrote, "I write with great sadness to express the condolences of The World Bank Group at this time. While Mumbai has suffered horribly before, there seems now to be no boundary to the sort of terror which can rip into the heart of cities the world over."
"The images of their (victims) shock and trauma add now to our mental picture of the challenge we face together," he wrote.Wolfowitz expressed sympathies on behalf of each and every member of the World Bank, "So many of whom have worked in India with pride and passion, let me offer our deepest sympathies. We grieve with you at this senseless attack on the daily energy and life of one of India's greatest cities. And we celebrate with you the resolve to stand in the face of this assault."