I convey my deepest condolences on the most tragic and untimely demise of my dear and respected colleague, Ambassador Alexander Kadakin, Russia's Ambassador to India. His passing away is a huge personal and professional loss to me, and all my colleagues.
Ambassador Kadakin devoted his career of many decades to the strengthening of India-Russia relations, and building bridge of understanding between our two countries. He was one of Russia's foremost experts on India. He was widely respected in India. We deeply mourn his loss, and pray for his eternal peace.
Ambassador of India to the Russian Federation
January 26, 2017