Union Jack at half mast at British mission to honour Vajpayee

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New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The British High Commission here on Friday flew its national flag, the Union Jack, at half mast in honour of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

“Union Flag flies half-mast at the British High Commission in New Delhi as mark of respect to Shri #AtalBihariVajpayee. The UK stands with people of India,” the High Commission said on its Twitter handle sharing a picture of the flag at the mission.

Mourning Vajpayee’s demise, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said: “He (Vajpayee) was an enormously important person who we have great respect for and it’s a great loss for India. I wanted to pay my respects to a man of that stature.”

Asquith earlier laid a wreath on the body of Vajpayee at the BJP headquarters here on Friday.

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–IANS

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