In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 file photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi during a meeting on the sidelines of SCO Summit, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 file photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi during a meeting on the sidelines of SCO Summit, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.Photo | PTI

India stands with Iran in this time of sorrow: PM Modi on Iranian president's demise

Iranian President Raisi, the country's foreign minister and others have been found dead at the site of a helicopter crash on Monday.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed shock and sadness at the demise of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, and said his contribution in strengthening India-Iran bilateral relationship will always be remembered.

Iranian President Raisi, the country's foreign minister and others have been found dead at the site of a helicopter crash Monday after an hours long search through a foggy, mountainous region of the country's northwest, state media reported.

Raisi was 63.

"Deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic demise of Dr.Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran," Modi said on X.

"His contribution to strengthening 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," the prime minister said.

In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 file photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi during a meeting on the sidelines of SCO Summit, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister and others killed in helicopter crash

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