Ebrahim Raisi / Iranian President Raisi's helicopter has not been found yet, PM Modi expressed concern

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 20, 2024, 08:22 AM
Ebrahim Raisi: The crashed helicopter of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has not been found yet. It is believed that the helicopter of the President of Iran has crashed in a mountainous area in the northwestern part of the country. A large-scale rescue operation has been launched in the entire area but till now no team has been successful. Meanwhile, now PM Modi has also expressed concern over this incident and shown solidarity with the people of Iran.

Where did this incident happen?

Ibrahim Raisi was traveling in Iran's East Azerbaijan province when the accident occurred. The presidential helicopter was reported to have made a hard landing about 600 kilometers (375 miles) northwest of Iran's capital, Tehran. However, a local government official called it an accident. According to the information, Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, Governor of Iran's East Azerbaijan Province and other officials and bodyguards were also traveling with Raisi.

PM Modi expressed concern

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed deep concern over this entire accident. He tweeted on Sunday and expressed deep concern over the news regarding the helicopter flight of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and said that India stands in solidarity with the Iranian people in this hour of crisis.

Who is Ibrahim Raisi?

63-year-old Ibrahim Raisi became the President in the year 2021. He once led the judiciary of the country. He is also seen as the heir apparent to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iranian state TV said rescue workers were trying to reach the scene, but were being hampered by bad weather in the area.