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Modi writes to Malaysian PM, says outrage on MH17 downing justifiable

July 19, 2014 21:38 IST

Modi writes to Malaysian PM, says outrage on MH17 downing justifiable

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Expressing solidarity with Malaysia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wrote to his Malaysian counterpart saying the global outrage over the shooting down of aircraft MH17 was "justifiable" and India supports efforts to establish the exact circumstances of the incident.

In a letter to Mohammad Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, Modi expressed his condolences on the loss of lives on board MH17.

Modi said there is "justifiable outrage across the world and India fully supports efforts for an investigation that can help establish the exact circumstances" in which the incident took place, a PMO statement said.

The aircraft was shot down while flying over Ukraine two days back, killing all 298 people on board and triggering a blame-game between Russia and the West.

Modi also referred to the tragedy that befell Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 some months ago, saying there is "still no closure" on that incident.

The aircraft MH370 disappeared during a flight and there is still no concrete information about its whereabouts.