Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended condolences to Russia over the military plane crash that took lives of its soldiers. “India joins Russia in mourning the tragic loss of lives of Russian servicemen in the air crash today,” he tweeted.
The Russian military plane Tu-154 crashed on its way to Syria on Sunday, with no sign of survivors among the 92 onboard, who included dozens of Red Army Choir members heading to celebrate the New Year with troops.
The ministry has not put forward any possible causes of the crash so far. Russia’s Investigative Committee reportedly said that a criminal probe had been launched to determine whether violations of air transportation safety had led to the crash.
With Inputs from PTI