On 4 April 2017, President of India sent a condolence message to the President of the Russian Federation consoling the loss of lives in the blast that occurred in the metro system to St. Petersburg yesterday. The text of the message is as follows:
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of innocent lives in the blast that occurred in the metro system of St. Petersburg yesterday.
This is yet another reminder that the menace of terrorism must be addressed urgently and comprehensively by the world community.
The people of India stand with the Russian people in this difficult hour and offer their sincere sympathies to the families of the victims. We pray for the early recovery of all those injured in the attacks.
With the assurances of my highest consideration,