Congress General Secretary and Rajya Sabha member Digvijay Singh on Friday described as “shocking” the shooting down of a Malaysian plane over Eastern Ukraine.
In a tweet, the senior leader said the incident was both “unimaginable and unpardonable.” “Who ever has done it must be punished,” Singh said and extended his condolences to the aggrieved families.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan also described the crash as “shocking.” “We cannot ignore regional conflicts as theconsequences always have global implications,” Chouhan tweeted.
On Thursday, a Malaysia Airlines plane was blown up over Eastern Ukraine by a sophisticated missile believed to befired by pro-Russia rebels, killing all 298 people on board including an ethnic Indian flight steward Sanjid Singh Sandu.
The flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam’s Schipholairport shortly afternoon yesterday and was supposed to land in Kuala Lumpur at about 6.10am local time. The Boeing 777 is believed to have been shot down 50km from the Ukraine-Russia border.