New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres and said the world has lost a key leader and friend of India.
"In former President Shimon Peres, we lost a key world leader and a friend of India. Pained by his demise. Our condolences to people of Israel," Modi tweeted.
Peres, 93, a Nobel laureate and one of Israel`s founding fathers, died on Wednesday at a hospital outside Tel Aviv. He had been in the hospital for two weeks following a major stroke.