Indira Gandhi’s condolence

India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi expressed shock at the assassination of Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman, whom she called a man of ‘statesmanlike vision.’

We are shocked at the tragic news of his excellency President Ziaur Rahman’s assassination. I have always condemned the politics of murder.

President Ziaur Rahman led his country with distinction, giving special attention to the problems of development. Zia’s proposal for regional cooperation in South Asia revealed his statesmanlike vision.

I am deeply grieved to hear the news of the tragedy. It is an irreparable loss to you and your family. My thoughts are with you In your anguish. My profound sympathy to you and your family.

This was reported by the United Press International & The Indian Express

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