The news of the attack on former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a rally in Nara has shocked several leaders in India .Ex- Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, is reportedly in a critical condition after being shot during a campaign speech in western Japan. Abe was airlifted to a hospital but he was not breathing and his heart had stopped, officials in Japan said.
Reacting to the news , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “deeply distressed by the attack on my dear friend Shinzo Abe”. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, and the people of Japan,” tweeted PM Modi.
Deeply distressed by the attack on my dear friend Abe Shinzo. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, and the people of Japan.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 8, 2022
S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister tweeted
Deeply shocked by the news about former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.
Join so many of his friends and admirers in India in praying for him and his family.
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) July 8, 2022
Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Civil Aviation, Steel Minister
Deeply disturbed to hear about the attack on Former PM of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe, who has been a true friend of India. My prayers are with his family, friends, supporters & the people of Japan 🇯🇵 🇮🇳
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) July 8, 2022
Rahul Gandhi, Former Congress president too tweeted his anguish , Shocked to hear the news of the attack on former PM of Japan, Shinzo Abe, who has been instrumental in deepening Indo-Japanese ties. Prayers for his recovery. My thoughts are with his family.
Shocked to hear the news of the attack on former PM of Japan, Shinzo Abe, who has been instrumental in deepening Indo-Japanese ties.
Prayers for his recovery. My thoughts are with his family.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 8, 2022
“Former prime minister Abe was shot at around 11:30 am in Nara. One man, believed to be the shooter, has been taken into custody. The condition of former prime minister Abe is currently unknown,” chief cabinet secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters.