India flag flies at half-mast as nation mourns death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

May 21, 2024

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): In a major mishap, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was killed in a helicopter crash on May 20 near Azerbaijan border. President Raisi along with FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and high-ranking officials lost lives in the tragic incident. Soon after Prez Raisi’s death, India extended its condolences to Iran and the president’s family ‘in the time of sorrow’. Bharat observed a day-long national mourning following the death of Iranian President Raisi. The national flag at the Rashtrapati Bhavan flies at half-mast as part of national mourning. Taxing to ‘X’ Indian PM said “Deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic demise of Dr Seyed Ebrahim Raisi…”. Notably, India and Iran share strong commercial, energy, cultural, and people-to-people ties.