"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Message of condolence from Prime Minister Abe to Prime Minister Modi of India on Indore Patna Express Derailment

[Date] November 21, 2016
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional Translation
[Full text]


I am deeply grieved and saddened at the news of the high toll of human lives and heavy damage resulting from the train derailment that took place near Pukhrayan in the early morning on Sunday, November 20.

On behalf of the Government and the people of Japan, I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families of the tragedy, and wish for rapid recovery of the injured.

I am sure that the people of India will get over this tragedy under your strong leadership, and Japan is ready to extend any assistance you may require in this difficult time.

Sincerely yours,

Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister of Japan

H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India