India stands shoulder to shoulder with Australia in testing times: Modi
December 16, 2014  00:15
Amid the hostage crisis in Sydney, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight said: "India stands shoulder to shoulder with Australia during these testing times."

"Our thoughts & prayers are with the people of Sydney & Australia. We stand shoulder to shoulder with them during these testing times", Modi said in a late night tweet.

In a separate post on the micro-blogging site this morning, he condemned as 'inhuman' the hostage crisis and said he prays for everybody's safety.

"The incident in Sydney is disturbing. Such acts are inhuman & deeply unfortunate. I pray for everyone's safety," the PM tweeted.

At least 15 people, including two Indians, were today taken hostage at a popular cafe in Sydney in south-east Australia by a man of Iranian origin. An Islamic flag was seen hanging from the window of the cafe.
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