Modi lays wreath at Brussels metro station

Brussels, March 30: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid a wreath at the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels, one of the sites of the March 22 terror attacks in the Belgian capital.

Indian Infosys techie Raghavendran Ganesan was among the many who were killed when a bomb ripped through a train carriage at the station, located in the heart of Brussels and close to the EU headquarters.


Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders briefed Modi about the terror attack.

The prime minister "remembers Raghavendran Ganeshan and other victims of the tragic attack," external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

From Maalbeek, Modi headed for Egmont Palace to meet Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

Later, Modi will participate in the 13th India-EU summit. He will end his visit to Belgium by addressing the Indian Diaspora.

In his pre-departure statement, Modi paid tribute to the Brussels bombing victims.

"No words are enough to salute the resilience and spirit of the people of Belgium," Modi said.

"We stand shoulder to shoulder with them in the wake of the horrific attacks in Brussels and share the grief of those who lost their loved ones."

More than 30 people were killed in twin explosions at the Zaventem airport and one at the metro station in the Belgian capital on March 22.


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