New Delhi: On the anniversary of Hiroshima bombing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the 70-year-old incident reminds of the "horrors of war" and pitched for creating a violence-free world, a sentiment reciprocated by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
In a message on the anniversary of the bombing on the Japanese city, he emphasised that solutions to problems of humanity lie in peace and progress.
"My homage to all those who lost their lives in Hiroshima. The bombings remind us of the horrors of war & their effect on humanity," PM Modi said.
"Solution to problems of humanity lie in peace & progress. Let us walk shoulder to shoulder to create a peaceful world, free from violence," he added.
Reciprocating to this message, Mr Abe tweeted, "PM Modi, thank you from my heart for your thoughtful message...I deeply appreciate Indian people's solidarity for Hiroshima. Let's continue to work together for the cause of world peace."
On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atom bomb on Hiroshima city of Japan, marking the first use of a nuclear weapon, that killed thousands of people.