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Ebrahim Raisi chopper crash: PM Modi condoles Iranian President's death, says 'India stands with Iran'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences over the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, and stated that India stands with Iran in its "time of sorrow".

Written by  Shgun S -- May 20th 2024 11:07 AM
Ebrahim Raisi chopper crash: PM Modi condoles Iranian President's death, says 'India stands with Iran'

Ebrahim Raisi chopper crash: PM Modi condoles Iranian President's death, says 'India stands with Iran'

Ebrahim Raisi chopper crash: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences over the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, and stated that India stands with Iran in its "time of sorrow".

Taking to X, PM Modi said, "Deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic demise of Dr. Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. His contribution to strengthening the India-Iran bilateral relationship will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to his family and the people of Iran. India stands with Iran in this time of sorrow." 


Foreign Minister S Jaishankar also expressed condolences over the deaths of the two Iranian leaders and recalled his meeting with them. 

"Deeply shocked to hear of the passing away of Iran's President Dr Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister H. Amir-Abdollahian in the helicopter crash. Recall my many meetings with them, most recently in January 2024. Our condolences to their families. We stand with the people of Iran at the time of this tragedy," he said.

Ebrahim Raisi chopper crash:

The chopper, which was part of a convoy, was carrying President Raisi and other top officials, including Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian. Contact with the aircraft was lost over 30 minutes after takeoff, apparently due to severe weather while crossing a hilly region in the country's eastern Azerbaijan province.

- With inputs from agencies

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