The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has written to the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe, condemning the killing of Japanese citizens by the IS.
"The news of the savage killing of Japanese citizens Me. Kenji Goto and Mr. Haruna Yakuwa by the terrorist group IS, has deeply pained and shocked me and the people of India. Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families and the people of Japan," the Prime Minister wrote.
"India stands firmly with Japan in condemning in strongest terms these barbaric acts of terror. These murders are a stark reminder to the world of the inhuman nature of terrorism and its emergence as a major challenge to the global community. This tragic loss of innocent lives should redouble our resolve to deepen mutual cooperation and seek a more resolute global action in combating terrorism," the Prime Minister added.
"Let me also convey my personal good wishes to you as you lead your nation at this moment of grief with your charismatic strength and wisdom," the Prime Minister said.