PM Modi condoles demise of US Senator McCain


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the demise of US Senator John McCain, who died of brain cancer, describing him as a “steadfast friend” of India.

“Deeply saddened by the demise of Senator John McCain. People of India join me in sincerely condoling the loss of a steadfast friend. His statesmanship, courage, conviction and understanding of global affairs will be missed,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

A Vietnam war hero and a towering figure in the American political scene, McCain, who turned out to be a prominent critic of US President Donald Trump, died yesterday at his home in Arizona at 4.28 pm local time, following a battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer.