India announced one day state mourning on the death of Ibrahim Raisi, Jaishankar said the country stands with Iran.

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President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and the country's Foreign Minister Hossein Amit-Abdollahian died in a helicopter crash, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. The spokesperson said that as a mark of respect to the deceased dignitaries, the Government of India has decided that there will be one day of state mourning across India on May 21 (Tuesday).

The Indian government on Tuesday declared a one-day state mourning in honor of Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, who were killed in a helicopter crash. During this period of mourning, the national flag will remain at half-mast on all buildings where it is traditionally displayed. There will be no official entertainment throughout the day. Raisi, 63, and his entourage were headed to the northwestern city of Tabriz after returning from a trip to an area on the Azerbaijan-Iran border on Sunday when their helicopter crashed in northwestern Iran. Raisi, Abdullahiyan and several other officers aboard the helicopter were found dead at the crash site on Monday.

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and the country's Foreign Minister Hossein Amit-Abdollahian died in a helicopter crash, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. The spokesperson said that as a mark of respect to the deceased dignitaries, the Government of India has decided that there will be one day of state mourning across India on May 21 (Tuesday). The official said that on the day of mourning, the national flag will be flown at half mast on all buildings across India where the national flag is regularly flown and there will be no official entertainment on that day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “deeply saddened and shocked” by Raisi's tragic demise, adding that “India stands with Iran in this hour of grief.” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also expressed grief over the death of Raisi and his Iranian counterpart. Jaishankar said on Twitter that he was deeply shocked to hear the news of the demise of Iranian President Dr. Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister H. Amir-Abdullahian in a helicopter crash.

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