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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash, PM Modi offers condolences

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner long seen as a potential successor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was killed in a helicopter crash in mountainous terrain near the Azerbaijan border, officials and state media said on Monday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences on the demise of President Raisi, saying that his "contribution to strengthening India-Iran bilateral relationship will always be remembered." In a post on X, PM Modi wrote: "Deeply saddene...

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