India PM Modi says 'deeply distressed' by attack on Japan's Abe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: CGTN)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday he was "deeply distressed" by the shooting of Shinzo Abe, describing the former Japanese premier as a "dear friend".

"Deeply distressed by the attack on my dear friend Abe," Modi wrote on Twitter. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, and the people of Japan."