New Delhi, March 27, 2015:
The Indian government will observe a national day of mourning on Sunday as a mark of respect to Singapore’s former Prime Minister who died on Tuesday.
The Singapore Straits Times reported that India’s national flag will be flown at half-mast throughout the country and there will be no official entertainment on the day.
It added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Singapore on March 29 to attend Lee’s funeral.
Other world leaders who will also be at the funeral are Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, South Korea’s President Park Geun Hye, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Myanmar’s President Thein Sein, Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, US former President Bill Clinton, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese vice-president Li Yuanchao.