"Distressed on the loss of lives and damage caused by the quake in Japan. My thoughts are with bereaved families and prayers with the injured," Modi tweeted.
Distressed on the loss of lives & damage caused by the quake in Japan. My thoughts are with bereaved families & prayers with the injured.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 16, 2016
Around 20,000 troops were deployed in Japan's Kyushu region after the quake struck the region around 1.25 a.m. on Saturday.
The meteorological agency said the quake measured 7.3 on the Richter Scale. Several aftershocks rattled the region, including two of nearly magnitude-6, and experts have warned of more.