New Delhi, Jan 26 (NIA) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, offered his condolence over the sudden demise of Russia’s Ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin.
The Russian Diplomat passed away after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest in New Delhi, on Thursday morning.
No further details on his death were immediately available.
Modi, in a message said that India had lost a true friend and Kadakin had worked tirelessly to strenghten India, Russia ties.
“He was an admirable diplomat, a great friend of India & a fluent Hindi speaker who tirelessly contributed to stronger India-Russia ties,” Modi said on his official Twitter page.
“Deeply saddened at the passing away of Ambassador Alexander Kadakin.”
The Indian Foreign Ministry said that Kadakin was a distinguished Russian diplomat who nurtured the India, Russia relationship.
Kadakin was the Russian Ambassador to India since 2009. He had earlier served as the ambassador to India between 1999 and 2004.
He was 68 years old at the time of his death.