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Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar likely to represent India at funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi: Sources

A one-day state mourning is being observed across India on Tuesday as a mark of respect for Raisi

PTI New Delhi Published 21.05.24, 03:45 PM
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Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar is likely to represent India at the funeral of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash, sources said on Tuesday.

They said Dhankhar is likely to leave for Iran on Wednesday.

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A one-day state mourning is being observed across India on Tuesday as a mark of respect for Raisi.

The Iranian president, the country's foreign minister and several other officials were found dead on Monday, hours after their helicopter crashed in a foggy, mountainous region in the northwestern part of the country, Iran state media reported.

Raisi, 63, and his entourage were heading to the city of Tabriz after returning from a visit to a locality on the Azerbaijan-Iran border on Sunday.

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