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Shinzo Abe State Funeral: Modi To Leave For Tokyo Tonight

The former Prime Minister died at the age of 67 while delivering a stump speech near a train station in the western city of Nara when he was shot by an assailant

Photo Credit : PM Modi/ Twitter

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night will leave for Tokyo, Japan to participate in the state funeral of former Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe. 

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, "I am travelling to Tokyo tonight to participate in the State Funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe, a dear friend and a great champion of India-Japan friendship."

"I will be conveying heartfelt condolences to Prime Minister Kishida and Mrs Abe on behalf of all Indians. We will continue working to further strengthen India-Japan relations as envisioned by Abe San. @kishida230."

The former Prime Minister died at the age of 67 while delivering a stump speech near a train station in the western city of Nara when he was shot by an assailant.

Police said a 41-year-old man suspected of carrying out the shooting had been arrested. NHK quoted the suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, as telling police he was dissatisfied with Abe and wanted to kill him. 



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