Ebrahim Raisi’s death: India declares state mourning on May 21

Team India Sentinels Tuesday 21st of May 2024 12:39 PM

Ebrahim Raisi (December 14, 1960 – May 19, 2024).

New Delhi: The Indian government has declared a one-day state mourning, on Monday, following the demise of the Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, in a helicopter crash. The national flag was flown at half-mast across the country, including at Delhi’s Rashtrapati Bhavan, as a mark of respect for Raisi and other officials who lost their lives in a helicopter crash, on Saturday.

Raisi, along with his foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other officials, were returning on a helicopter after inaugurating a dam project near the Azerbaijan border when their helicopter crashed into the mountainous region in Jolfa, northwest Iran. Despite extensive search efforts, no survivors were found.

As reported earlier, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, expressed condolences, stating that India stands with Iran during this time of sorrow. As part of the state mourning, no official entertainment events were held on May 21. India’s foreign ministry highlighted the significant role Raisi and Amir-Abdollahian played in strengthening India-Iran relations.

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